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Rare 17th century maps of the world go under the hammer

A rare book of maps which reveals the world as it was known in the 1600's has been sold at auction in Perth. While Australia is notable by its absence the "Isles of Great Brittaine"are quite recognisable to the modern eye with Perth, "Dunkell", Dundee and "Angusia" all featuring. Taken from the notes and works of the famous Monsieur Sanson, geographer to the French King, the leather bound volume was published in London in 1670 and features 23 hand coloured maps from around the world. Placed for slae by a vendor in the Perth City area, it went to an overseas buyer for £4,000 when it was sold at Lindsay Burns & Company auction house in King Street.

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