Auction 97, Lot 29

"Mappe Monde qui Comprend les Nouvelles decouvertes faites jusqu'a ce jour", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: World

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.7 x 8.7 inches
29.7 x 22.1 cm

Charming double hemisphere map with the female representations of the continents adorning each corner. The Northwest part of North America is nearly blank except for a complex river and lake system alluding to a Northwest Passage. "Nouvelle Hollande" is shown with the known coastlines connected between the mainland, Tasmania and New Guinea, creating an oddly shaped landmass.

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Condition: A

Paper added to bottom margin to better facilitate framing.

Estimate: $750 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/5/2001

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