Auction 89, Lot 32

"A Map of the Icy Sea in which the several Communications with the Land Waters and other new Discoveries are exhibited",

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1760 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
8 x 8 inches
20.3 x 20.3 cm

The 'Icy Great North Sea' includes the course from Portugal to Japan of the imaginary NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Highly distorted land masses, including a huge single island where the Aleutians are today - noted as being discovered in 1753. A fascinating little map. Ref: Jolly #GENT-141.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/8/1999

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