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Auction 184, Lot 50

"Polar Regions", Lizars, William Home

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1822 (dated)

Publication: Lizars' Edinburgh Geographical General Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

14.9 x 15 inches
37.8 x 38.1 cm
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This fascinating and uncommon map of the North Pole shows a region still in the process of being discovered. There is little detail in western Canada beyond a few notes such as The Sea according to McKenzie or The Sea according to Hearne. The intended course of William Parry's contemporary search for a passage on the northwest end of the Hudson Bay is marked with a dotted line. The coasts of Baffin Bay are littered with place names. Bering Strait is filled with depth soundings. Published by A. Constable & Co. in Edinburgh.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on paper with a "A. Cowan 1820" watermark. There is light scattered foxing and offsetting, a faint dampstain across the top edge of the sheet, and a 2" tear around the fold junction that has been closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/15/2021