Auction 170, Lot 98

"A Map of the New Continent According to Its Greatest Diametrical Length from the River la Plata to Beyond the Lake of the Assiniboils", Gibson, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

6.9 x 8.4 inches
17.5 x 21.3 cm

This map presents a very interesting, if somewhat peculiar projection, with north oriented to the top right. A long Northwest Passage, consisting of a system of rivers and lakes, reaches across from the Great Lakes towards the Pacific. The northwestern part of North America is otherwise left blank. A most decorative rococo cartouche adorns the scientific looking map.

References: Jolly #GENT-122.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flat, on slightly toned sheet with light offsetting from an opposing page of text.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 11/14/2018