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Auction 189, Lot 70

"Nieuwe Kaart van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld, Dienende tot Aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen naar Westindie...", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1754 (dated)


Color: Black & White

14.3 x 13.5 inches
36.3 x 34.3 cm
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An attractive map of the Americas that also includes a good bit of western Europe and Africa. The map displays a speculative River of the West through North America, beginning at the Great Lakes and emptying into the Pacific at about 50° N. latitude. The entire western part of North America is virtually blank. The northwest coastline is delineated by a dotted line terminating with a notation concerning the Russian explorations in 1743 in the region of Alaska, with a nearby coast of Asia. A simple title cartouche and nice compass rose adorn the map.


Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with soiling and a few chips along the far edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2022