Auction 115, Lot 368

"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:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 12.5 inches
36.3 x 31.8 cm

Finely engraved map of the Eastern Hemisphere 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 The depiction of East Asia includes an extended landmass beyond the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as the outdated ideas of Kompagnies Land and Land Jeso.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. A very lovely compass rose decorates.

References:

Condition: A

Issued folding with some light surface soil and extraneous creasing, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/21/2006

Archived