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Auction 108, Lot 27

"A Map of the World, on Mercators Projection", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 7.2 inches
28.4 x 18.3 cm
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A neatly executed map of the world showing the latest discoveries. Western coastlines appear in Alaska and Canada with a note Discovered in 1741. Another note, Land discovered in 1741, see Gent. Mag. Vol. 24, appears in the region of the Aleutian Islands. The British Colonies are shown with their boundaries extending to the Pacific coast. Dotted lines show a potential River of the West connecting large lakes in Canada with the Pacific. New Holland is partially formed and only the western coastline of New Zealand is delineated.

References: Jolly GENT-94.

Condition: B

Light toning and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $190 - $240

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/29/2004