Auction 136, Lot 51

"De Noord Pool waar in Aangetoont Werd alle de Nieuwe Landen tot op Heeden toe Ondekt [on sheet with] De Eilanden van Sangir Sjauw en Pangasare", Keizer/De Lat

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.1 inches
27.4 x 18 cm

An interesting Dutch map that includes a map of the North Pole and featuring the island of California with a faint coastline labeled, Onbeekend Land, nearly connecting Asia and North America. A large inset map that takes up nearly a third of the sheet covers the volcanic islands of the Sangihe Archipelago in Indonesia.

References: McLaughlin #231.

Condition: B+

The outside fold has been reinforced on verso with a tiny bit of paper loss.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/1/2011