Auction 89, Lot 15

"Mappe-Monde out Carte Generale de la Terre Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. De l'Academie Royale des Sciences",

Subject: World

Period: 1717 (dated)

Publication: L'Atlas

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.2 x 9 inches
33.5 x 22.9 cm

Interesting double hemisphere world map surrounded by medallion portraits of important explorers, including Columbus, La Salle, Magellan, Drake, Pere Tachard, Dampier, Vespucci, Marco Polo and Schouten. CALIFORNIA IS SHOWN AS AN ISLAND, the Great Lakes are not completely formed, nor are Australia, New Zealand and the northeast coast of Asia. Ref: Shirley #601.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/8/1999

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