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Auction 92, Lot 23

"Carte Generale du Monde, ou Description du Monde Terrestre & Aquatique", Covens & Mortier

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 15 inches
47 x 38.1 cm
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Beautiful world map drawn on Mercator's projection with CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND and the "Detroit d'Anian" connected by dotted lines through the NORTHWEST PASSAGE to Buttons Bay located to the west of Hudson Bay. In the Pacific is a small coastline of New Zealand. The northeast coast of Asia is severely truncated. Australia's northern coast is shown connected to New Guinea, along with a part of Van Diemen's Land. Across the top of the map are five spheres depicting Day and Night, the Flood, the phases of the moon, and the west and east hemispheres.

References: Shirley #622.

Condition: A+

Lovely later color and superb condition.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 9/13/2000