Auction 140, Lot 50

"A Map of the Country Thirty Degrees Round the North-Pole", Trusler, John

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1788 (published)

Publication: The Habitable World Described…

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 7.8 inches
18.5 x 19.8 cm

This uncommon copper-engraved polar projection depicts Greenland connected to North America, which is left blank with the exception of a few coastal place names and a mention of the Copper Indians. The boundary of ice discovered in 1773 is noted. Engraved by Samuel John Neele.

References: Kershaw #485; McCorkle (18th Century British & American Geog. Books) #389 [1].

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting, and trimmed close to neatline at bottom with loss of engraver's imprint.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/23/2012