Auction 172, Lot 44

"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

13.1 x 11.2 inches
33.3 x 28.4 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. Engraved by J. Keyser.

References: Kershaw #421; McLaughlin #216.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a binding trim at right that has been professionally replaced with period correct paper and light toning along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/17/2019