Auction 101, Lot 50

"A Map of the Countries Thirty Degrees Round the North Pole", Longman Co.

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1808 (dated)

Publication: Atlas to Cruttwell's Gazetteer

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 14.5 inches
34.3 x 36.8 cm

Shows the extent of polar geographical knowledge in a hemispherical map. The northern shoreline of North America is unknown and left mostly blank. Greenland is shown connected to the continent across Baffin's Bay. In north central Canada a small bit of ocean is shown with the note "1772". Includes notes of fresh water, and another between Siberia and Alaska that indicates the ice extends from continent to continent.

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Condition: B

Fine impression and nice color on sheet with wide margins and 1805 watermark. Lightly toned along centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/4/2002

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