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DE BOSSAY, P. - Oceanie

DE BOSSAY, P. - Oceanie
Oceanie - DE BOSSAY, P.
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Title : Oceanie.
Map maker : DE BOSSAY, P..
Date : Paris, 1840.
Size : 11.0 x 15.9 inches. / 28.0 x 40.5 cm.
Colouring : Org o/l Colouring

Description :Interesting map of Oceana featuring Austrailia, Micronesia, Malaisia and Polynesia. It also has the south-west coast of America with a strange looking California.
There is a colour key showing the countries of the map controlled by the Portugese, English, Dutch and Spanish. A rare map, not presently on the Internet.

Prosper Auguste Poulain de Bossay (1800-1876). Interestingly, this map was hand signed by Bossay. There is a circular impressed stamp at the left bottom corner that appears to be the initials of the map-maker.
Condition : In good condition with original outline hand colour. Short splits to the centerfold; repaired with Japan paper. Map folded as issued. Some small, minor foxing spots.

ID: 94686

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