Auction 97, Lot 37

"Mappe-Mondes sur Diverses Projections", Chamouin, Jean Baptiste Marie

Subject: World

Period: 1805 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 13 inches
47 x 33 cm

Very unusual early 19th century, double hemisphere world map. Finely engraved and centered on South East Asia, it features topography rather than political divisions. Five other projections surround the map; Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern and Mercators. Pictorial title cartouche with the four female representations of the continents, Venus in a seashell, and frolicking mermaids.

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Condition: A

Faint foxing in margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/5/2001

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