Auction 114, Lot 594

"Nieuwe Kaart van Tartarie…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 11 inches
35.1 x 27.9 cm

Very detailed chart the northern regions of Asia 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

Binding trim with paper replaced to accommodate framing. Bit of unobtrusive toning.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/1/2006

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