Auction 128, Lot 48

"A Chart of the World, According to Mercators Projection Shewing the latest Discoveries of Capt. Cook", Guthrie, William

Subject: World

Period: 1785 (dated)

Publication: New System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/20/2009

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