Auction 121, Lot 88

"Kaart van Noord Amerika", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: North America

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlas tot Opheldering der Hedendaagsche Historie…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm

An uncommon map of North America with a simple view of the western coast, based on Bonne. Alaska is shown as a group of islands, the largest is named as Alaschka. The unexplored interior west is left mostly blank, with Santa Fe shown as the only city in the interior. The decorative cartouche is topped with garland, a trident, a caduceus and a sextant.

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Condition: A

An excellent impression with minor soil in the upper margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/26/2007

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