Auction 110, Lot 72

"Nieuwe Kaart van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld, dienende tot aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen Naar Westindie…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 13.2 inches
36.1 x 33.5 cm

An attractive map of the Americas that also includes a good bit of western Europe and Africa. A Northwest Passage is shown through North America, beginning at the Great Lakes and ending in a large river emptying into the Pacific at about 50 deg. N. latitude. The entire western part of North America is virtually blank. The northwest coastline is delineated by a dotted line terminating with a notation concerning the Russian explorations in 1743 in the region of Alaska. Simple title cartouche and nice compass rose.

References:

Condition: A+

Couple of minor creases.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/2/2005

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