Auction 132, Lot 615

"Nieuwe Kaart van Tartarie…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm

This is a very handsome and detailed chart of the northern regions of Asia reflecting the recent discoveries in Kamchatka by Witsen with the icy cape Kaap Suetoinos, which was believed to render it impossible to sail round the north-eastern tip of Asia. Compagnie Land is shown off the southern coast of Kamchatka. Title in block style and a small compass rose decorates the chart.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and wide original margins.

Estimate: $160 - $220

Unsold

Closed on 6/2/2010

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