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Auction 94, Lot 52

"Southern Hemisphere projected on the plane of the horizon of London", Thomson, John

Subject: Southern Hemisphere

Period: 1814 (circa)

Publication: Thomson's New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20 x 22.5 inches
50.8 x 57.2 cm
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Interesting hemispheric map centered on the Friendly Islands. Includes New Holland, New Zealand, East Indies and much of Oceania. Comment notes that the map’s "scale only measures with sufficient accuracy distances in the direction of the Meridians." Notation near the pole of "Innumerable Ice Islands." Details the routes of numerous explorers.


Condition: A

Very light toning, and light offsetting around hemisphere, else very good with nice coloring.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/7/2001