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Auction 191, Lot 3

"[Lot of 6] Mappemonde Representee en Hemispheres Oriental et Occidental [and] Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale [and] Afrique [and] Asie [and] L'Europe [and] La France", Expilly, Jean Joseph Georges, Abbe d'

Subject: World & Continents, France

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication: Le Geographe Manuel

Color: Black & White

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A charming matching set of miniature maps. The world map depicts North America with a large sea protruding into the western coastline with two large lakes representing the Great Lakes. On the Americas map, North America contains a small cartouche covering the western coast with a note concerning the discoveries of Admiral de Fuentes. The map of Africa has a good amount of inland detail without the spurious cartography found on most maps of the eighteenth century. The Asian map provides a good view of the continental outline. The most interesting feature of this map is a huge region labeled Des Eleuths, The maps of Europe and France show the major political divisions.

A. Mappemonde Representee en Hemispheres Oriental et Occidental, dated 1768 (6.3 x 4.1").
B. Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale (3.8 x 5.1").
C. Afrique, dated 1760 (4.8 x 4.1").
D. Asie, dated 1760 (4.9 x 4.1").
E. L'Europe (4.9 x 4.1").
F. La France (4.9 x 4.0").


Condition: A

Crisp impressions on clean sheets. There are a few tiny wormholes in the image of the Asia and Africa maps only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/8/2023