Auction 92, Lot 358

"Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes dressee par Phil. Bauche… [on sheet with] Extrait d'Une Carte Japonise de l'Univers…", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Northern Pacific

Period: 1772 (circa)

Publication: Diderot's Encyclopaedie

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.7 x 11.5 inches
37.3 x 29.2 cm

On a sheet with "Extrait d'une Carte Japonaise de L'Univers …" The first shows the interesting theories of Phillip Buache concerning the Sea of the West and the northwest passage. The second depicts an early conception of the Pacific coastlines and Japan.

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Condition: B

Some marginal discoloration and edge roughness, with a tiny bit of faint foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/13/2000

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