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Auction 188, Lot 42

"A Map of the North Pole with All the Territories That Lye Near It, Known to Us &c. According to the Latest Discoveries...", Moll, Herman

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1739 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 8 inches
27.7 x 20.3 cm
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This unusual map depicts the North Pole and shows incomplete northern coastlines for North America and Greenland. Novaya Zemlya is correctly shown as an island facilitating a Northeast Passage to Asia. Above the Pole is Parts Unknown, and three compass roses complete the composition. This is the second state of the map, which includes the number "2" at top right and the Bowles imprint at lower right.

References: Kershaw #408; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-9a #61.

Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color on a lightly toned sheet with an "AI" watermark.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/22/2022