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Auction 196, Lot 21

"De Nieuwe en Ouden, Oppervlakke en Doorzigtkundige Aardryks Bollen...", Keizer/De Lat

Subject: World

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 6.9 inches
24.4 x 17.5 cm
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This interesting double-hemisphere world map is surrounded by six diagrams showing various divisions of the globe. In North America, California is shown as an island. However, as this map was published at the very end of the controversy over the insular nature of California, the engraver has covered all bases and shows the island touching the mainland near the center of the eastern coast.


Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color, issued folding on a bright sheet with a Strasbourg lily watermark. There is light foxing that is mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/7/2024