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[World] De L'Isle / Covens & Mortier, Mappe Monde a l'usage des Roy... Amsterdam, circa 1730. 17 x 26. Original outline color. VG. Engraved by Johannes Condet (1711-1781) for Covens & Mortier. Tracks of explorers shown, with caption regarding Halley near the Antarctic Circle. De L'Isle was scrupulous in his use of sources; thus he corrects the Island of California misconception. Nevertheless, due to limited knowledge of the time he has New Guinea connected to Australia and includes imaginary Saxonburg Island in the South Atlantic. With personifications of the continents and the royal arms in the cartouche. Shirley 603. SOLD

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