Auction 126, Lot 36

"Hydrographical Chart of the World on Wright or Mercators projection with Tracts of the Last Circumnavigators", Thomson, John

Subject: World

Period: 1814 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 17.5 inches
50.3 x 44.5 cm

Handsome chart of the world showing the tracks of eighteenth century explorers, including Cook, Vancouver, Gore, La Perouse, Clerke, and others. The northwest coast of North America is still largely inaccurate but Alaska is beginning to take shape. Engraved by Robert Scott.


Condition: A

Nice original color. There is light uneven toning and a few creases, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008