Auction 103, Lot 106

"Karte des Nordens von America…", Forster, Georg

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1791 (dated)

Publication: Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.5 x 19 inches
64.8 x 48.3 cm

Very nicely engraved map that incorporates the recent discoveries by Capt. Cook. Covers all of Canada, Alaska and south to Cape Mendocino and Long Island. Shows all of the Great Lakes, Baffin and Hudson Bays, the Aleutians, and the Bering Strait. The northern coastline is indistinct with only a short portion at the Coppermine River delineated. Details include Indian nations, major cities, watershed and topography. A very rarely seen map from Forster's Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika und in dem nördlichen Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Coxe, Long…"

References: Sabin 25126.

Condition: A

Dark impression and nice color on thick paper. Short split on centerfold, with old repair on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/11/2003

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