Current Auction
Lot 16
Current Auction

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Universelle", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: World

Period: 1714 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 9 inches
33.8 x 22.9 cm
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An appealing world map presented on Mercator's projection with the island of California. Australia is only partially delineated, and it shown attached to New Guinea. The coastline of Korea extends east towards North America. Sea routes from France to the New World, the East Indies, and to circumnavigate the world are shown. Decorated with three attractive cartouches, including one that is decorated with national flags and navigation tools. Engraved by C. Inselin.

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Condition: B+

Light soiling with an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold and a short tear in the border at left that has been closed on verso with non-archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Current High Bid:
$250

Reserve: Reserve Met
Next Bid: $275

Bid Increments
Under $50$1
$50 - $100$5
$100 - $250$10
$250 - $500$25
$500 - $1000$50
$1000 - $2500$100
$2500 - $5000$250
Above $5000$500