"Nieuwe Wereld Kaart, waar in de Reizen van den Hr. Anson Rondsom de Wereld met een Gestipte Linie Worden Aangerwezen", Tirion, Isaac
Period: 1769 (circa)
Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 8.9 inches
40.1 x 22.6 cm
Simple, but handsome, map of the world on Mercator's projection showing the voyage of the British naval officer, Commodore Anson. In 1740 Anson and his crew sailed from Britain past Cape Horn to Manila and then onwards back to Britain. During this trip they captured a Spanish galleon and confiscated its treasure worth half a million pounds. The map shows the island of California and only part of Australia. There is little interior detail with the focus of the map being this important voyage.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.TIR-2a #4.
A crisp impression with contemporary color on paper with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark. There is marginal soiling and a couple archivally repaired tears in the top margin, well away from map image.