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Auction 105, Lot 32

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

Subject: World

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 8.7 inches
39.6 x 22.1 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 intersected the route of the Spanish galleons between Acapulco and the Philippines and pillaged a galleon worth half a million pounds.


Condition: B

Couple of unobtrusive spots, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/3/2003