Auction 97, Lot 30

"A New and Accurate Map of The World Drawn & Engraved from the Best Authorities", Gibson, John

Subject: World

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 6 inches
26.7 x 15.2 cm

A charming small double hemisphere map set against a background of allegorical figures with an ornate title cartouche. Tucked between the hemispheres at bottom is a diagram of the solar system. The northwest coast of North America is incomplete and labeled "parts Undiscovered." Only the western part of Australia is mapped, along with a bit of "Diemens Land".


Condition: D

Acid burned from improper framing. Masking tape around edges on verso. Couple of tiny breaks in paper. Though still attractive, it needs the care of a conservator.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/5/2001