Auction 121, Lot 70

"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)


Color: Hand Color

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 terminates with a notation concerning the Russian explorations in 1743 in the region of Alaska. A simple title cartouche and nice compass rose adorn the map.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened. The map is on fine laid paper with margins that are trimmed but still ample. There are four rust small spots on the left of the map.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/26/2007