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Auction 138, Lot 91

"America", Tanner, Henry Schenck

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1819 (circa)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21 x 18 inches
53.3 x 45.7 cm

A handsome map that shows the Western Hemisphere from Cape Horn to Baffin Bay, and from the Sandwich Isles to the western fringes of Europe and Africa. In North America, the United States is shown with its current northern border until the Pacific Northwest, at which point it shows neither United States nor British claims, as this region was jointly occupied during this period. Alaska is still largely unexplored while Mexico is in control of Texas and the Southwest. In this edition, Baffin Bay is much too wide at the top, and details along both sides are lacking. There is good detail of the islands in the South Pacific including the Dangerous Archipelago.


Condition: B

Strong impression on heavy paper with lovely pastel original color. There are two small edge tears in the lower blank margin that do not enter the image and some faint offsetting and minor staining in the image. There are two extraneous creases that span the sheet from top to bottom, where the map appears to have been folded not as issued.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 12/7/2011