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Auction 195, Lot 83

"A Map of the New Continent According to Its Greatest Diametrical Length from the River la Plata to Beyond the Lake of the Assiniboils", Gibson, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

6.9 x 8.4 inches
17.5 x 21.3 cm
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This map presents a very interesting, if somewhat peculiar projection, with north oriented to the top right. A long Northwest Passage, consisting of a system of rivers and lakes, reaches across from the Great Lakes towards the Pacific Ocean. The northwestern part of North America is otherwise left blank. A most decorative rococo cartouche adorns the scientific-looking map. Published in the December 1758 issue of Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-122.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on a bright sheet of watermarked paper with a couple of small stains in the title cartouche.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/15/2023