Auction 89, Lot 21

"Planisphere suivant la Profection de Mercator",

Subject: World

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues …

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 8.2 inches
31.8 x 20.8 cm

Copper engraved map of the world with the direction of ocean currents shown throughout with little arrows. Alaska, here 'Alaschka', is depicted as an island and Tasmania is still attached to a truncated Australia. Very crisp and clean.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/8/1999

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