Auction 175, Lot 26

"Old Map of the Continent According to the Greatest Diametrical Length from the Point of East Tartary to the Cape of Good Hope", Gibson, John

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

7.1 x 8.3 inches
18 x 21.1 cm

This map presents a very interesting and unusual projection with north oriented to the top left. The map depicts political boundaries, place names, and basic topography. According to Jolly, the binder’s instructions note the error in the title which should be A Map of the Old Continent… instead of Old Map of the Continent. The map was intended to be included in the December 1758 issue, but was included in the supplement. Decorated by a rococo style title cartouche.

References: Jolly #GENT-121; Norwich #81.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/13/2019