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Auction 125, Lot 701

"Asia and its Several Islands and Regions According to their Most Approved Divisions with Captain Cooks New Discoveries", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Asia

Period: 1792 (published)

Publication: Payne's New System of Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 17 inches
52.8 x 43.2 cm

Thomas Kitchin was among the most productive English engravers of the eighteenth century. Hydrographer to the King, he was also a well known author, publisher and art shop keeper. Kitchin's work was distinguished by his crisp, concise engraving style. He prepared a number of maps of Asia in the latter part of the 18th century, each updated with the latest information. This map reflects the discoveries of Capt. Cook in the region of Kamchatka and Japan and the islands in the western Pacific are well charted.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with tissue reinforced folds on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/24/2008