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Auction 88, Lot 166

"Old Map of the Continent according to the greatest diametrical Length from the Point of East Tartary to the Cape…", Gibson, Edmund

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

7 x 8.2 inches
17.8 x 20.8 cm

Binder's instructions note the embarrassing error in the title, which should be "A Map of the Old Continent." Crisp, dark impression on fine hand-laid paper, folded as issued. Interesting projection of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Finely engraved, decorative cartouche. Shows major cities, rivers and mountains. Ref: Jolly GENT-121. Short tear from bottom right corner into and parallel to neatline about 1.5 inches, repaired with archival tape.


Condition: B

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $30

Closed on 10/2/1999