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Auction 198, Lot 58

"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

14.1 x 13.4 inches
35.8 x 34 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 sharp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with the watermark of a bunch of grapes with the initials "R & H." There is minor soiling and foxing along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/19/2024