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Auction 153, Lot 382

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

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1766 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwordige Staat van Amerika

Color: Black & White

18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm

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 the 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 dark impression, issued folding, with faint offsetting and several light extraneous creases adjacent to the folds. Narrow margin at right due to binding trim with a small chip in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 5/20/2015