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Auction 108, Lot 50

"This Draught of the North Pole is to Shew all the Countries near and adjacent to it, as also the most remarkable Tracks of the Bold Discoverers of them, and Particularly the Attempts of our own Countrymen to find out the N. East and N. West Passages", Moll, Herman

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 14.7 inches
42.4 x 37.3 cm
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Boldly engraved chart of the polar region to 50° N. that shows the latest discoveries, routes of numerous explorers and attempts to find a Northwest Passage though North America. Large blank area between the Str. of Anian and Lake des Sioux is marked "Parts Unknown." Two insets of Nova Zembla and Waygats plus another view of the Northern Hemisphere with the northern part of the island of California and the purported Northwest Passage. Embellished with a compass rose.


Condition: A+

Dark impression on hand-laid paper, with fine modern coloring. Close margins, as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/29/2004