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Auction 109, Lot 50

"Nieuwe Kaart van de Noord Pool…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1735 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 11.5 inches
34.8 x 29.2 cm

First state of this attractive copper engraved map on a north polar projection. The northern part of the island of California is shown and the Pacific region is completely blank. Good detail in Europe and Asia, with even the Great Wall of China shown. Whereas, there is little detail in North America. Ribbon style title cartouche.

References: McLaughlin # 216.

Condition: A+

Fine original color and wide margins.

Estimate: $350 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2004