Auction 116, Lot 50

"A Globular Draught from the North Pole to the Latitude of 60 Degrees", Cutler, Nathaniel

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1728 (published)

Publication: Atlas Maritimus & Commercialis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 19 inches
48.8 x 48.3 cm

Interesting North Polar projection published by John Senex with numerous rhumb lines and four compass roses. There is only rudimentary detail shown along the coastlines. Notations give dates of discovery of Greenland, of continents and the islands. The unusual projection is attributed in the title page of the atlas to Edmund Halley. An uncommon and intriguing chart.

References: Kershaw #406; Phillips (A) 3298-21.

Condition: A

Couple of extraneous creases, else fine.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/20/2006

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