Auction 98, Lot 263

"Hemisphere Oriental ou de l'Ancien Monde", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.4 x 24.7 inches
62 x 62.7 cm

A large hemisphere map filled with detail. D'Anville, geographer to King Louis XIV, was among the most respected cartographers of his day. He was an early advocate of leaving blank spaces on map where knowledge was insufficient. Here Australia is only partially mapped with Terre de Diemen shown as possibly attached to the mainland. New Guinea is also incomplete with several notations concerning the recent discoveries there. Engraved by Guillaume N. Delahaye.

References: Phillips (A) #572.

Condition: B

On a full sheet of thick, hand laid paper with three large watermarks. Left side folding, as issued. A little surface soiling, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 3/6/2002

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