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Auction 184, Lot 27

"Mappemonde Physique sur la Projection Reduite de Mercator", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: World

Period: 1821 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 14.3 inches
51.3 x 36.3 cm
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Very finely engraved map on Mercator's Projection and centered on the Pacific Ocean. Australia is Nouvelle Hollande and is completely blank in the interior with just a few place names on the coast. Tasmania is separate. Antarctica shows up as a short strip of coast directly below South America and is labeled Nouvelle Shetland. Brue's embossed seal is at bottom right and the map is surrounded by a keyboard-style border.

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Condition: B+

A bright sheet with light offsetting and minor toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/15/2021

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