Auction 146, Lot 89

"A Map of the New Continent According to its Greatest Diametrical Length from the River la Plata to beyond the Lake of the Assiniboils", Gibson, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7 x 8.3 inches
17.8 x 21.1 cm

This map presents a very interesting, if somewhat peculiar projection, with north oriented to the top right. A long Northwest Passage, consisting of a system of rivers and lakes, reaches across from the Great Lakes towards the Pacific. The northwestern part of North America is otherwise left blank. A most decorative rococo cartouche adorns the scientific looking map.

References: Jolly #GENT-122.

Condition: B

Issued folding with some light text transfer.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/4/2013

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