Auction 140, Lot 95

"Charte von Nord-America zur Erlauterung des Systems der Winde und Stromungen", Weimar Geographisches Institut

Subject: North America

Period: 1804 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 9 inches
33 x 22.9 cm

This unusual thematic map shows the wind and ocean current systems in North America. Two notes in northern Canada indicate the discoveries of Mackenzie and Hearne, and a note that stretches from Canada through the U.S. indicates "plains, or massive expanses of meadows like in Tartary." In Central America, Honduras is named Mosquitos.

References:

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint offsetting and a minute hole in blank area of map image only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $65

Closed on 5/23/2012

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