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Auction 174, Lot 79

"Nieuwe Kaart van America", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1765 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 10.9 inches
32.3 x 27.7 cm
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This copper engraved map of the Americas shows good detail throughout. It depicts the colonial powers of Britain, France and Spain divided into roughly thirds in North America. The northwest portion of North America above C. Blank is completely blank. South America is well mapped with the interior labeled 't Land der Amazonen. The map also includes the western portion of Europe and Africa. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was not completed until over 70 years later in 1803.

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

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with professional repairs to a number of small fold separations primarily along the left fold. Minor soiling.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/11/2019