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Lot 209: (WORLD.) Mappe Monde.
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (WORLD.) Mappe Monde. Double-page engraved miniature double-hemispheric world map showing California as an island. 7x8 1/2 inches sheet size; hand-colored. Amsterdam, circa 1670
Notes: A re-working of the 1628 Jansson pocket atlas plate "Typus Orbis Terrarum" engraved by Abraham Goos. The geography remains unchanged but the title, strapwork cusps and the text on Terra Australis have been erased, leaving faint traces of the engraving still present. Burden 325.