Auction 96, Lot 31

"Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre, Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques", Janvier, Jean

Subject: World

Period: 1762 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 12 inches
45 x 30.5 cm

Charming double hemisphere map with a very decorative garland draped title cartouche. Interesting conjectural cartography in both Australia and North America shown by dotted coastlines. Australia is attached to both Tasmania and New Guinea. In North America there is a distinct Northwest Passage connecting Hudson Bay with the M. de l' Ouest and Alaska is shown as a overly long peninsula.


Condition: B

Tiny binding hole on centerfold (no loss of image) with some faint toning and repair of bottom centerfold with paper tape on verso. Otherwise, very good with a sharp impression and lovely color.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/12/2001