Auction 179, Lot 23

"Planisphere Suivant la Projection de Mecator", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: World

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 8.1 inches
31.8 x 20.6 cm

Attractive copper-engraved map of the world with the direction of ocean currents shown throughout with little arrows. Alaska, here Alaschka, is depicted as a small island and Tasmania is still attached to a truncated Australia.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened on a thick sheet with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2020

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