Auction 109, Lot 37

"The World on Mercators Projection Shewing the Voyages of Captain Cook Round the World", Tallis, John

Subject: World

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
33 x 24.1 cm

The World on Mercators Projection Shewing the Voyages of Captain Cook Round the World, John Tallis, London, Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World, circa 1850, hand color. (13" x 9.5") Steel engraved world map produced to celebrate the explorations of the 1770's by Captain James Cook. The complete path of the three voyages throughout the world are shown by different style engraved lines with dates. With a well rendered vignette of Cook's ship Endeavour. The continents are hand colored in outline. Decorative border with vignettes of native weapons.

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Condition: B

Toned along centerfold. Good margins for this issue. Some marginal toning with a little chipping in lower margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/1/2004

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