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Auction 115, Lot 49

"Nuova Carta Del Polo Artico secondo l'Ultime osservazioni", Albrizzi/Tirion

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 11 inches
32.5 x 27.9 cm

Italian edition of this attractive copper engraved map on a north polar projection. California is shown as an island 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 except for a rendition of Lahotan's ideas of a river and lake system connecting with the Mississippi River. This example is the third state that McLaughlin attributes to G. Delisle.

References: McLaughlin #216-2.

Condition: A

Fine impression and color with huge margins. Hint of centerfold toning and blush of printer's ink at left outside hemisphere, else very good to fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400


Closed on 6/21/2006