Auction 93, Lot 53

"A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories lye near it…", Moll, Herman

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1739 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.6 x 7.9 inches
26.9 x 20.1 cm

Copper engraved map of the north pole to the 60 deg. parallel. An incomplete hemisphere with the unknown parts of North America (Alaska) and Asia not shown. Fascinating notations concerning the search for a northern passage to China. Three compass roses.

References:

Condition: B

Very dark, crisp impression. Folding as issued with binder's trim nearly to the neatline at lower right, and a 1/4" binding tear, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $275

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2000

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