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Author: Bowen, Thomas
Title: The World including the late Discoveries by Captn. Cook and other Circum Navigators...
Place Published: London
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Date Published: [1778]
Description:


Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 28.5x46.3 cm (11¼x18¼").



Double-hemisphere world map depicting eighteenth century discoveries. Alaska is shown as an elongated peninsula by dotted lines with a notation of Bering's expedition in 1741. The South Pacific is filled with islands and New Zealand is fully formed. Tasmania is still attached to Australia, which is shown with an unexplored southern coastline. There are numerous notations throughout, and the tracks of Anson and Cook. An inset of the North Pole is tucked between the hemispheres at bottom.

Condition

Damage to left margin repaired with paper, affecting a few decorative features but not affecting map image; some vertical creasing and moderate soiling, ink notation in lower margin, short tape repair on verso; good to very good.

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World map showing latest discoveries, 1778

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 24
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