Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 52

"Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse… Mer du Sud [together with] …Mer Atlantique &. Cell des Indes", Anon.

Subject: World - Winds and Ocean Currents

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.6 x 5.8 inches
29.5 x 14.7 cm

Pair of relatively early thematic maps depicting the world's winds and ocean currents engraved by Cosmant. Both maps are centered on the Equator and depict the currents by means of engraved directional lines. The trade winds are shown with little arrows, augmented with the names of months. The first map shows the Pacific and includes the apparent Island of California and partial coastlines for Australia and New Zealand. The second map shows the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.


Condition: A

Folds as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 6/12/2002