Auction 88, Lot 18

"Mappe-Mondes sur Diverse Projections",

Subject: World

Period: 1805 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13 inches
47 x 33 cm

Fine, copper engraved, double hemisphere map centered on South East Asia, and featuring the topography rather than political divisions. Five other projections surround the map; northern, southern, western, eastern and Mercators. Pictorial title cartouche with the four female representations of the continents, Venus in a seashell, and frolicking mermaids. Tiny bit of minor foxing, overall very good.


Condition: A

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $950

Closed on 10/2/1999