Auction 139, Lot 105

"Charte von Nord-America zur Erlauterung des Systems der Winde und Stromungen", Weimar Geographisches Institut

Subject: North America

Period: 1804 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13 x 8.8 inches
33 x 22.4 cm

This unusual thematic map shows the wind and ocean current systems in North America. Two notes in northern Canada indicate the discoveries of Mackenzie and Hearne, and a note that stretches from Canada through the U.S. indicates "plains, or massive expanses of meadows like in Tartary." In Central America, Honduras is named Mosquitos.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with faint toning along folds and a few small, insignificant spots. The top margin is trimmed close at left, but is still adequate for framing

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 2/15/2012