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Auction 165, Lot 365

"Het Westindisch Eiland Martenique Volgens e Nieuwste Waarneemingen in Kaart Gebragt", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

14.4 x 12.1 inches
36.6 x 30.7 cm

A finely engraved, decorative map of the island divided into three districts and filled with tremendous detail of roads, topography, soundings, villages, windmills, and plantations. The title cartouche incorporates the distance scales and is garnished with sugar cane. A compass rose completes the composition. 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 #20.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet. Issued folding with a minor misfold at right and a binding trim at right that has been replaced with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/15/2017