Auction 116, Lot 824

"[Lot of 2] Polynesien und Der Grosse Ocean… (Ostliches Blatt) [and] Polynesien und Der Grosse Ocean… (Westliches Blatt)", Stieler, Adolph

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1877 (dated)

Publication: Stieler's Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm

Pair of maps cover the Pacific Ocean with amazing detail. The Western sheet covers the region to include New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, the Philippines, Marshall Archipelago, and east to Samoa. Numerous insets include Fiji, Tonga, Guam and much more. The Eastern Sheet shows all of the United States and Mexico, with the Hawaiian, Polynesian, and Marquises Island groups. Many insets provide intricate detail of islands including the Tahitian, Hawaiian and Galapagos groups. This map shows the Transcontinental Railroad connecting with the ship and steamship routes in the Pacific. Keyboard style borders. A fine pair of matching maps.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/20/2006

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