Auction 93, Lot 35

"Mappe Monde qui comprend les Nouvelles decouvertes faites jusqu'a ce jour", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: World

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.7 x 8.8 inches
29.7 x 22.4 cm

Charming double hemisphere map with the female representations of the continents adorning each corner. The Northwest part of North America reflects the speculations concerning the Northwest Passage inspired by the voyage of De l'Isle in 1741. "Nouvelle Hollande" is shown with the known coastlines connected between the mainland, Tasmania and New Guinea, creating an oddly shaped landmass.

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Condition: A

Minor foxing in margins.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,600

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/6/2000

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