"Nieuwe Kaart Van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld …", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1754 (dated)
Color: Black & White
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.
Issued folding, now backed with heavy paper with light scattered foxing primarily in the blank margins.