Auction 129, Lot 88

"America North and South and the West Indies; with the Atlantic, Aethiopic and Pacific Oceans: wherein are Distinguished, All the Discoveries lately made by the English and the Spaniards", Dunn, Samuel

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication: The General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

This fine engraving was drawn by Samuel Dunn and "Printed for Robert Sayer" on June 10, 1786. It extends to include excellent detail of the Pacific islands, including all of New Zealand. In North America the Aleutian chain is simply called Alaska and the area of western Canada is largely empty with only a few names: Gross Sound, Mt. St. Elias, Port Bucarely, and a lake network in the extreme north. The mythical River of the West is a long dotted line that connects the Pacific with a river system below Lake Winnipeg. In the area of San Francisco Bay is Drake's Harbor and the Dolores River. The Tortolas River freely runs across the Great Basin from a large unnamed lake in the area of present-day Montana. Some Indian tribes are located as well as some forts.

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Condition: B+

Nice example on a large sheet of thick paper with wide margins and original outline color. A few foxing spots mostly in margins and a slight darkening along centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/23/2009

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