"A Chart of the World, According to Mercators Projection Shewing the latest Discoveries of Capt. Cook", Guthrie, William
Period: 1785 (dated)
Publication: New System of Geography
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 14.5 inches
47 x 36.8 cm
This interesting chart of the world presented on Mercator's projection details the discoveries made during Captain Cook's expeditions. Alaska is shown in a rudimentary shape and there is a notation that further exploration above the Arctic Circle was blocked by ice in July 1779.
A short fold separation at top is closed with archival tape and there is some minor toning and offsetting. There is a blue ink number stamped in the lower margin.