Auction 111, Lot 616

"Nieuwe Kaart van Tartarie…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm

Very detailed chart of Russia and Mongolia reflecting the recent discoveries in Kamchatka by Witsen with the icy cape Kaap Suetoinos, which was believed to render it impossible to sail round the north-eastern tip of Asia. Compagnie Land is shown off the southern coast of Kamchatka. Title in block style and a small compass rose decorates the chart.

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Condition: A+

Fine original color and very wide margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/8/2005

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