May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 81

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
MELISH, JOHN. The World on Mercator's Projection, Revised and Improved to 1818. Large engraved 32-section folding world map, dissected and laid on linen. 960x1280 mm, hand-colored; folds reinforced with new linen on verso, paper and original linen quite friable, a few edge tears and splits in image. Could benefit from restoration. sold as is. Philadelphia: John Melish & Samuel Harrison, 16 October 1817 (revised to 1818)

Additional Details

Among the earliest separately issued American maps of the world. Melish's world map is very rare; the only other copy we have seen on the market was in a Swann sale of June 19, 2003 (lot 107). Not in Rumsey.