Auction 139, Lot 57

"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 (published)

Publication: Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 7 inches
26.7 x 17.8 cm

An interesting Dutch map that includes a map of the North Pole featuring the island of California with a narrow isthmus near the center of its eastern coast, and a faint coastline labeled, Onbekend Land, nearly connecting Asia and North America. A second 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+

Issued folding, now pressed with a couple of minute holes only visible when held to light and a few small chips in left blank margin that have been reinforced on verso with Japanese tissue. There is some minor toning at top.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/15/2012