Auction 109, Lot 340

"Nieuwe Kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der Weereld, diendende tot aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen Naar Oostindie…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 12.5 inches
36.1 x 31.8 cm

Finely engraved map of the Eastern Hemisphere that provides an excellent view of the still evolving cartography of the Far East. The depiction of East Asia includes an extended landmass beyond the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as the outdated ideas of Kompagnies Land and Land Jeso. The islands of the Philippines and Indonesia are not well shaped, and Australia is a very odd shape that incorporates New Guinea with most of the southern and eastern coastlines shown as dotted lines. The interior of Africa is mostly blank with the Nile's source correctly located. Decorated with a very lovely compass rose.

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Condition: A+

Fine original color and wide margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/1/2004

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