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Auction 195, Lot 9


Subject: World

Period: 1743 (circa)

Publication: Le Spectacle de la Nature (Volume 4)

Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 5.6 inches
26.4 x 14.2 cm
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This small double-hemisphere map of the world has simple outlines of the continents and no place names. The northwest coast of North America is completely blank as are the southern and eastern coastlines of Australia. Only the western coast of New Zealand is delineated. Engraved by Bourgoin and published in the 4th volume of Le Spectacle de la Nature.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on a sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, light offsetting, and some soiling along one fold.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/15/2023