Auction 89, Lot 52

"Nieuwe Kaart Van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld…",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 13.5 inches
36.1 x 34.3 cm

Attractive map of the Americas, which also includes a good bit of western Europe and Africa. A NORTHWEST PASSAGE is shown through North America, beginning at the Great Lakes and ending in a large river emptying into the Pacific at about 50 deg. Latitude. Simple title cartouche and nice compass rose. Nice, pastel coloring. Crisp impression on a large sheet of quality hand-laid paper with a good watermark. Tiny marginal tear at binding side, else very fine.

References:

Condition: A

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/8/1999

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