Auction 93, Lot 37

"The World", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: World

Period: 1754 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 5.9 inches
26.7 x 15 cm

A charming small double hemisphere map, set against a background of allegorical figures, with an ornate floral title cartouche. The direction of the trade winds is shown with arrows. A large island, marked off the northwest coast of America, might have been based on an early sighting of Alaska, and is marked "discovered 1741". Only the western part of Australia is mapped, along with a bit of "Dimens Land".


Condition: B

Small stain in bottom margin, barely affecting border.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2000