Auction 107, Lot 40

"Facies Poli Arctici adiacentiumque ei regionum ex recentissimis itinerariis delineata…", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: North Polar

Period: 1734 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Scholasticus

Color: Hand Color

14 x 12.5 inches
35.6 x 31.8 cm

Large and rarely seen polar chart that labels present-day northwestern America America Septentrionalia Incognita and shows no western coast at all. Good detail of the northern reaches of Europe, Russia and eastern North America around Baffin's and Button's Bays. Locates Sir Thomas Smith's Bay, Sir Dudley Digs Cape, and scores of other place names. Port Nelson and Briggs his Bay are the furthest west in North America. A rarely seen and desirable polar chart.

References: Kershaw #414.

Condition: B

A cleaned and deacidified example on thick paper with nice modern coloring. Backed with tissue to strengthen a couple areas of paper weakness and one small hole in blank area.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/9/2004