Auction 89, Lot 20

"Mappe-Monde Divisee en ses quatre Parties",

Subject: World

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.7 x 5.7 inches
29.7 x 14.5 cm

An interesting French double hemisphere map depicting much of Philip Bauche's theories concerning a NORTHWEST PASSAGE and the Sea of the West in North America. Australia is shown with a severely truncated western coast with Tasmania attached to the mainland. Hand-laid paper with a nice watermark.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/8/1999

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