Auction 179, Lot 36

"Nieuwe Kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der Weereld, Dienende tot Aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen Naar Oostindie...", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.1 x 12.5 inches
35.8 x 31.8 cm

This finely engraved map of the Eastern Hemisphere provides an excellent view of the still evolving cartography of the Far East. The depiction of East Asia includes an extended landmass beyond the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as the outdated ideas of Kompagnies Land and Land Jeso. The islands of the Philippines and Indonesia are not well shaped, and Australia is a very odd shape that incorporates New Guinea, with most of the southern and eastern coastlines shown as dotted lines. The interior of Africa is mostly blank with the Nile's source correctly located. A lovely 32-point compass rose decorates the map.

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Condition: A

On a bright sheet of watermarked paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/16/2020

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