Auction 99, Lot 34

"Mappa-Mondo per indicare la principale costruzione, e la configurazione de due Continenti", Barbiellini, Carlo Antonio

Subject: World

Period: 1800 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Universelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 11.5 inches
39.4 x 29.2 cm

This is a very unusual Italian map of the world, on Mercator's projection, focusing on the topographical features of the continents, without political detail. The southern coastline of Australia is indistinct, but Tasmania is shown as an island. The northern coastline of Alaska and Canada is also shown by dotted lines.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/12/2002

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