Auction 125, Lot 87

"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: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

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 of Asia. A simple title cartouche and nice compass rose adorn the map.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/24/2008

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