Auction 95, Lot 29

"Mappe-Monde ou Description de Globe Terrestre Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.6 x 6.9 inches
21.8 x 17.5 cm

Interesting little twin hemisphere map showing a very large polar landmass in North America jutting out into the North Pacific and creating a wide NORTHWEST PASSAGE. The 'M. de l'Ouest' is connected to this passage, thereby creating an odd island of part of the coast. Australia is shown connected to both Tasmania and New Guinea.

References:

Condition: B

Coloring appears to have been refreshed. Bit of light soil.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/13/2001

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