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Auction 179, Lot 810

"Bhering's Straits with the Adjacent Coasts of Asia and America", Kincaid, Alexander

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: A New Geographical, Commercial, and Historical Grammar...

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 6.2 inches
24.9 x 15.7 cm

This small map extends from the Tropic of Cancer through the Bering Strait to the Icy Sea. It shows a rudimentary depiction of Alaska with underdeveloped Aleutian Islands and a speculative northern coastline. Place names along the Alaskan coast include Cape Newenham, Cape Stephens, Norton Sound, Cape Prince of Wales, Cape Mulgrave, Cape Lisburn, and the Icy Cape. Includes good detail of the interior river systems in both Asia and North America.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #208-21 (Vol II).

Condition: A

Issued folding with faint offsetting from an opposing page of text.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/16/2020