"Nuova Carta del Polo Artico", Tirion/Albrizzi
Subject: North Pole
Period: 1740 (circa)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo...
Color: Hand Color
12.8 x 11 inches
32.5 x 27.9 cm
This north polar projection includes the northern part of the island of California with the Pacific region left completely blank. There is good detail in Europe and Asia, with even the Great Wall of China shown, while relatively little detail appears in North America. The Mississippi River extends west and connects with a large lake, Gnacsitares, that almost reaches the West Coast, based on the embellished account of Baron de Lahontan. Quivira and Santa Fe are also noted in the west. Greenland is connected to both the North Pole and Canada. Ribbon style title cartouche. Kershaw attributes this map to Delisle
References: Kershaw #416; McLaughlin #216-3.
Fine impression and color with huge margins on a sheet with the watermark of three crescent moons. Hint of centerfold toning and blush of printer's ink at left outside hemisphere.