Auction 119, Lot 89

"Nieuwe Kaart van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld, dienende tot aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen Naar Westindie…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 13.3 inches
36.1 x 33.8 cm

An attractive map of the Americas that also includes a good bit of western Europe and Africa. The map displays a speculative River of the West through North America, beginning at the Great Lakes and emptying into the Pacific at about 50 ↑ N. latitude. The entire western part of North America is virtually blank. The northwest coastline is delineated by a dotted line terminating with a notation concerning the Russian explorations in 1743 in the region of Alaska, with a nearby coast named as Asia. A simple title cartouche and nice compass rose adorn the map.

References:

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. The map has been professionally backed with very fine tissue.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/9/2007

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