Auction 161, Lot 78

"America North and South and the West Indies; with the Atlantic, Aethiopic and Pacific Oceans: Wherein Are Distinguished, All the Discoveries Lately Made by the English and the Spaniards", Dunn, Samuel

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New Atlas of the Mundane System...

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12.1 inches
44.5 x 30.7 cm

This fine engraving extends to include excellent detail of the Pacific islands, including all of New Zealand. In North America, the Aleutian chain is simply called Alaska and the area of western Canada is largely empty with only a few names: Gross Sound, Mt. St. Elias, Port Bucarely, and a lake network in the extreme north. The mythical River of the West is a long dotted line that connects the Pacific with a river system below Lake Winnipeg. In the area of San Francisco Bay is Drake's Harbor and the Dolores River. The Tortolas River freely runs across the Great Basin from a large unnamed lake in the area of present-day Montana. Some Indian tribes are located as well as some forts. Published by Laurie & Whittle in London.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) T.DUNN-1c #38; cf. Phillips (Maps) p. 110.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a sheet of watermarked paper with light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 2/8/2017