Auction 89, Lot 12

"Algemeene Wereldtkaart van den Aardkloot",

Subject: World

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: Introductio Ad Geographiam…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 8 inches
30.5 x 20.3 cm

This double hemisphere map is beautifully decorated with clouds at top and allegorical representations at bottom. Title in banner attributes Nicholas Sanson as the map's originator. CALIFORNIA IS SHOWN AS AN ISLAND, Terre de Iesso stretches between Asia and North America, there is a bit of Nouvelle Zeelande that connects to Terre Magellanique, and Australia, or Nouvelle Hollande, is only partly mapped. REF: Shirley #553. Two tiny tears at sides each just entering the map about 1/4" and closed with archival tape, else very good with attractive old color.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/8/1999

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