Auction 127, Lot 75

"A Map of the New Continent According to its Greatest Diametrical Length from the River la Plata to beyond the Lake of the Assiniboils", Gibson, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

7 x 8.3 inches
17.8 x 21.1 cm

This map presents a very interesting, if somewhat twisted projection. A long Northwest Passage, a system of rivers and lakes, reaches across from the Great Lakes towards the Pacific. The northwestern part of North America is otherwise left blank. A most decorative cartouche adorns the otherwise scientific looking map.

References: Jolly GENT-122.

Condition: B+

A couple of spots and some text offsetting, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/25/2009