Distant lands within reach at Jasper52 map auction Feb. 21

Maps often provide more than a representation of an area on paper. The antique maps in a Jasper52 online auction Feb. 21 show landmarks, discoveries, shipping routes and political divisions – glimpses of the time when the cartographers sent their work to press.

This landmark map in the history of cartography by Guillaume de l’Isle shows ‘new discoveries’ in the North Pacific Ocean by explorers seeking a northwest passage,1750,19.75 in. x 26.5 in. Estimate: $3,700-$4,300.

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