Auction 170, Lot 403

"[Volume 2 - South America] Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika...", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: South America, Exploration & Surveys

Period: 1767 (published)


Color: Black & White

4.9 x 7.6 inches
12.4 x 19.3 cm

The Dutch Hedendaagsche Historie was originally based on Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The Dutch work began in 1729 and was not completed until 1803, comprising 43 volumes. Tirion dedicated 3 volumes to the Americas, with the present example focused on South America (volume 2). The volume contains a decorative frontispiece and the following eight folding maps:

A. Kaart van het Onderkoningschap van Peru zig uitstrekkende over Chili, Paraguay en andere Spaansche Landen... (15.5 x 14.0"). Condition: Light offsetting. (B+)

B. Platte Grond van Lima de Hoofstad van Peru (10.0 x 7.2"). Condition: Near fine with a few minor edge tears confined to the left blank margin. (A)

C. De Ingang van Rio de la Plata (12.4 x 7.4"). Condition: Light toning and offsetting. (B+)

D. Gezigt van de Stad Valparayso in Chili (11.4 x 6.5"). Condition: Near fine. (A)

E. Kaart van de Aller-Heiligen Baay waar aan de Hoofdstad legt van Brazil (15.8 x 13.5"). Condition: Clean and bright with faint offsetting. (B+)

F. Land-Kaart van het Eiland en de Volkplanting van Cayenne aan de Kust van Zuid-Amerika (16.4 x 14.2"). Condition: Clean and bright with faint offsetting. (B+)

G. Landkaart van de Volkplantingen Suriname en Berbice (15.7 x 13.2"). Condition: Near fine. (A)

H. Kaart van Geheel Guajana of de Wilden-Kust, en die der Spaansche Westindien, op het Noord-end van Zuid-Amerika (15.9 x 13"). Condition: Near fine. (A)

685 pages. Octavo, hardbound in contemporary full calf with raised bands and gilt title label on spine.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a; Sabin #31212.

Condition: B+

The maps are in very good to near fine condition, with dark, crisp impressions. See above for detailed condition descriptions of each map. The text is clean and bright with an occasional faint dampstain in the top right corner of some pages. Covers have moderate wear with bumped edges. The spine has some minor cracks and a small chip at the head.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/14/2018