Auction 119, Lot 28

"Wereld-Kaart na de alderlaatste Ontdekking in't Licht gebragt", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: World

Period: 1744 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 13 inches
41.9 x 33 cm

Handsome double hemisphere map with polar projections tucked between the spheres at the top and bottom. The Western Hemisphere shows the entire Northwest coast of North America blank with only the western shore of New Zealand mapped. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Nieuw Holland is shown for Australia with only the northern and western coastlines, which are connected to New Guinea. Tasmania (Van Diemens Land) is shown just below with several place names. The map is titled with a large, ribbon-style cartouche.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed with folds professionally reinforced with archival tissue. There are some small areas of loss on the fold intersections that are almost invisible.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100


Closed on 5/9/2007