Auction 137, Lot 100

"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:
14.3 x 13.5 inches
36.3 x 34.3 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: B+

Heavy watermarked paper with a centerfold separation at bottom that just enters neatline, closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011

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