"Der Noerdliche Theil des Grossen Welt Meeres…", Reichard, Christian Gottlieb Theoph
Subject: North Pacific Ocean
Period: 1804 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
26.3 x 19.8 inches
66.8 x 50.3 cm
Expansive map of the North Pacific including Japan, Kamchatka, Alaska and Canadian west coast, Hawaii and the Mariana Islands. The map is centered roughly on the Aleutian Islands and shows excellent coastal detail in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, with the names given to the region by Vancouver including New Norfolk, New Cornwall, New Hanover, New Georgia and the outdated name of New Albion for the California coast.
Sharp engraving with original outline color. Printed on a light blue paper common for the period. Small area of weakness in the Sea of Okhotsk visible when held up to light. There are a few spots of toning, else fine.