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WYLD, James
Chart of the Arctic Regions from the Admiralty Surveys (Third edition)
James Wyld, London, 1850. One hand-colored map, measuring about 19" x 15.5" (about 48cm x 39cm), backed on linen, with a marbled paper "cover" (backing only one panel). Hardly any foxing, a few very small stains to the extremities, and some pencil markings near the colored parts of the map, certainly erasable with some care and patience. In very good, unrestored/original condition. An excellent map, which details the discoveries of various Arctic explorers, whose voyages are demarcated by different colors. This map is undated, but recent auction records date it to ca. 1851-1853. The map has beaten its estimate in all recent auction records, which are scant. Scarce in commerce.
Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company, IOBA [Lakewood, OH, U.S.A.]
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