Lot 531: Double-hemisphere world with new U.S.

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:37

Lot 531: Author: Bonne, Rigobert; Title: L'Ancien Monde et le Nouveau en deux Hemispheres; Place Published: Paris; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1784; Description: Copper-engraved double-hemisphere world map, hand-colored in outline (likely later). 21.5x40.7 cm (8½x16").The world at a time of increasing geographic knowledge and evolving political borders. In North America, the United States is named and confined along the eastern seaboard. The entire western region is blank with the only place name being Cape Mendocino. There is a large group on islands in the North Pacific including Alaschka in the vicinity of what we now know to be Alaska. Tasmania is attached to Australia; both islands in New Zealand are depicted. Condition: Old vertical folds; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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