Auction 140, Lot 30

"Nieuwe Wereld Kaart, waar in de Reizen van den Hr. Anson Rondsom de Wereld…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: World

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
16 x 9 inches
40.6 x 22.9 cm

Simple, but handsome, map of the world on Mercator's projection showing the voyage of the British naval officer, Commodore Anson. In 1740 Anson and his crew sailed from Britain past Cape Horn to Manila and then onwards back to Britain. During this trip they captured a Spanish galleon and confiscated its treasure worth half a million pounds. The map shows the island of California and only part of Australia. There is little interior detail with the focus of the map being this important voyage.

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Condition: B+

A very sharp impression with a few spots in the image and a hint of toning, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/23/2012

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