Auction 153, Lot 40

"Regioni Polari Paragonate Secondo gli Ultimi Viaggi", Barbiellini, Carlo Antonio

Subject: Polar

Period: 1807 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.3 x 8.4 inches
38.9 x 21.3 cm

This uncommon Italian map depicts the north and south poles in two hemispheres on one sheet. Only the continental outlines are delineated, shown with basic topography and a few place names. The routes of MacKenzie and Hearn are identified in North America, while Captain Cook’s tracks are prominently shown around the South Pole.

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Condition: A+

A strong impression on watermarked paper with wide margins. There is a bluish shadow along the centerfold which is caused by the scanning process, and does not appear on the map.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Unsold

Closed on 5/20/2015

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