Auction 139, Lot 86

"Nieuwe Kaart Van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld …", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 14 inches
33 x 35.6 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, with the northwest coastline 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+

Issued folding, now backed with heavy paper with light scattered foxing primarily in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/15/2012

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