Auction 100, Lot 30

"Nieuwe Wereld Kaart, waar in de Reizen van den Hr. Anson Rondsom de Wereld…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: World

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.7 x 8.9 inches
39.9 x 22.6 cm

Simple, but handsome, map of the world on Mercator's projection showing the voyage of the British naval officer, Commodore Anson. In 1740 Anson and his crew sailed from Britain past Cape Horn to Manila and then onwards back to Britain. During this trip they pillaged a Spanish galleon of half a million pounds worth of treasures.

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Condition: A

Crisp impression and original color with very wide margins. Tiny weakness in paper, repaired on verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2002

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