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Auction 178, Lot 282

"Chart of the Atlantic Ocean", Lizars, Daniel

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1820 (circa)

Publication: Geographical Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 19 inches
41.4 x 48.3 cm

This uncommon issue predates the Atlantic Telegraphic Cable with no suggestion of its pending construction. With detail limited to place names along the coastlines, the map extends to show the U.S. to New Orleans and in South America to Patagonia. In the Eastern Hemisphere the map stretches to include Scandinavia and Prussia, and south to include the Cape of Good Hope. There is good detail of the various islands in the Atlantic, the direction of prevailing currents including the Gulf Stream, and more.

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Condition: B+

There is minor foxing, a centerfold separation that just enters the map border at right, and light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/10/2020

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