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Auction 93, Lot 23

"Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale du Monde", Martineau de Plessis, Denis

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Nouvelle Geographie ou Description Exacte de l'Univers…

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 4.9 inches
21.6 x 12.4 cm
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Copper engraved twin hemisphere map showing CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND. It appears to be based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson and in the same plain style. It was engraved by M. Demasso.

References: Shirley #607.

Condition: A

Full original color with some oxidation.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/6/2000