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Auction 146, Lot 306

"Algemeene Kaart van de Westindische Eilanden", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1766 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwordigestaat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm
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A fine, interesting chart of the Caribbean, also showing part of Florida, the Yucatan, and Central America. Even small islands are well-represented and navigational hazards are marked. Major sea routes are noted as well as the direction of the prevailing winds. Title cartouche and two compass roses decorate the chart. Engraved by J. Condet. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was therefore not completed until 1803.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #19.

Condition: B+

A fine impression, issued folding, now pressed with light printer's ink residue and minor soiling.

Estimate: $500 - $650


Closed on 9/4/2013