Auction 90, Lot 29

"Mappemonde a l'usage de l'inst. Par Guillaume Delisle et Philippe Buache",

Subject: World

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.7 x 17.2 inches
65.3 x 43.7 cm

Stunning large double hemisphere with the title in ribbon form and a large sun with clouds across the top of the map and a decorative advertisement cartouche at bottom. The map shows well formed continents with the latest discoveries. The routes of the major explorers are traced, including several landfalls in Antarctica. Some old repairs on bottom centerfold and a bit of marginal roughness.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/15/2000

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