Auction 93, Lot 39

"Carte Reduite des Terres et des Mers du Globe Terrestre", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: World

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 8.5 inches
32.3 x 21.6 cm

Handsome copper engraved world map on Mercator's projection. Greenland and the Arctic are attached to North America. Alaska is shown with a rudimentary shape. The most interesting features are the large inland sea in the Pacific Northwest with its outlet named "Canal du Roi George" and a river connecting it to Hudson Bay. Above this is another large lake with a huge river flowing to the Pacific at "Is. San Carlos". Australia is named "Nouvelle Holland" and includes "Terre de Diemen". Numerous small islands are shown throughout the world.


Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/6/2000