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Auction 191, Lot 87

"Western Hemisphere", Pinkerton, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1812 (dated)

Publication: Pinkerton's Modern Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 20 inches
50.5 x 50.8 cm
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This map of the Western Hemisphere features good topographical detail and extends to include New Zealand and some of the archipelagoes in the South Pacific Ocean. The area west of the Mississippi is labeled Louisian, and Florida is divided into East and West. The Missouri River is shown "accordg to Capt Lewis 1806" with a former conjectural route delineated as well. Notes in the northernmost reaches of Canada indicate "The Sea" as seen by both Mackenzie in 1789 and Hearne in 1771. The mythical Lake Parime appears in South America. A fragment of Sandwich Land is depicted to the southeast of South America. Drawn by L. Hebert and engraved by Neele. Published by Cadell & Davies and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown.


Condition: A

A nice impression with contemporary outline color on a wide sheet with a "J. Whatman 1810" watermark. There are several edge tears confined to the far blank margins that have been closed on verso with old tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023