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Auction 168, Lot 45

"Nieuwe Kaart van de Noord Pool na de Alderlaatste Ondekking int Licht Gebracht", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1735 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 11.1 inches
28.2 x 28.2 cm

First state of this attractive copper engraved map on a north polar projection. The northern part of the island of California is shown and the Pacific region is completely blank. There is good detail in Europe and Asia, with even the Great Wall of China shown, while relatively little detail appears in North America. The Mississippi River extends west and connects with a large lake, Gnacsitares that almost reaches the West Coast, based on the embellished account of Baron de Lahontan. Quivira and Sante Fe are also noted in the west. Greenland is connected to both the North Pole and Canada. Ribbon style title cartouche.

References: Kershaw #421; McLaughlin #216.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened on paper with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms and light toning and soiling. There are archival repairs to several fold separations, and a binding trim at right has been replaced with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/6/2018