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  • Title/Content of Map: 1745 Covens and Mortier World Map -- Mappe-Monde Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et Quelques Autres et sur les Memoires les Plus Recens
  • Date Printed: 1745, Amsterdam
  • Cartographer: Covens and Mortier
  • Size: 19.9 x 25.5 in.

    This is an exquisite large world map after modeled after Delisle’s lead. The twin hemispheres show a western North America yet to be fully explored, eastern Greenland as well as Asian Russia. Antactica is unexplored. Only the western portion of Nouvelle Hollande (Australia) and southern South Island of New Zealand are explored and shown. Not uncommonly, Nouvelle Hollande (Australia) is shown joined with one of the Spice Islands, and New Guiana in this case. The routes and dates of travel of major explorers are plotted. Surrounding the map are four polar projections. The elaborate upper title cartouche includes four female personifications of the continents. The lower cartouche floats in the sea with a merman & mermaid and sea monsters.

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  • Condition
    Very Good - Excellent. Clear impression and nice color outlines. Slight foxing, especially towards the top and slight age toning.
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    • 15%

    Covens and Mortier: Antique World Map, 1745

    Estimate $1,200 - $1,300Jan 30, 2018
    Starting Price $1
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