Lot 34
  • 34

Nolin, Jean Baptiste

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
7,500 GBP
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Description

  • Le Globe terrrestre representé en deux plans-hemispheres... dedié a Mgr. L'Abbe Bignon... [1708]
  • Paper
Large engraved twin-hemispherical wall-map in 4 sheets joined (1226 x 1505mm.), laid down on linen, border comprising 16 pictorial vignettes depicting contemporary historical events, allegorical spandrel vignettes, hand-coloured in outline, restoration with several areas in facsimile (including title), loss of engraved area to sides

Literature

Shirley 605

Catalogue Note

One of the finest large-scale maps ever produced, illustrating the artistic and geographical skill of eighteenth-century French cartography.

"For the edition of 1708 all four continents were redrawn in greater detail, the Lahontan channel more specifically defined with an explanatory note and the Mer D'Ouest much reduced size. The title dedication is now to the Abbé Bignon with a reference to the projection of M. de la Hyre" (Shirley).

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