A Chart of the World

A Chart of the World

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$475.00

"A Chart of the World according to Mercator's Projection showing the latest discoveries of Capt. Cook". The map shows the tracks of the Endeavour and Resolution. Tasmania still appears as a peninsula on the mainland of Australia which is labelled as New Holland. The Northern part of North America is undefined and Antarctica does not appear at all.

Cartographer William Darton fc.Tottenham
Date 1785
Dimensions (mm) 485 x 370
Place London
Publication Guthries New System of Geography
Publisher C.Dilly and G.Robinson
Condition Good with some shadowing due to the map being folded. Hand coloured outlines with wash border. Plate mark shows clearly but is close cut on the right hand side