Auction 127, Lot 786

"Pacific Ocean", Arrowsmith, John

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1851 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 18 inches
59.7 x 45.7 cm

An informative map of the Pacific and surrounding continents in Arrowsmith's typically precise and scientific fashion. The date of the first land fall for many islands is noted, including many recent dates in the Antarctic area. Sheet shows all of New Zealand and Australia, the East Indies to Java and Borneo (but not Sumatra), the Philippines and Japan. In North America the map provides fine detail of the Aleutian Islands and the coast of Alaska; place names continue from British Columbia all the way to the southern tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego. The Baja is "Old California." Beautifully colored in a wide pallet.


Condition: B+

Lightly toned along centerfold, else fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 2/25/2009