"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)
Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 13.5 inches
36.3 x 34.3 cm
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.
A sharp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with the watermark of a bunch of grapes with the initials "R & H." There is a pen mark in the south Atlantic and an archivally repaired tear confined to the right margin.