Auction 91, Lot 20

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en deux Plan-Hemispheres…",

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. Very fine color and condition.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 6/14/2000

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