Auction 134, Lot 713

"Polynesia", Pinkerton, John

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1813 (dated)

Publication: Modern Atlas

Color: Hand Color

27.3 x 19.6 inches
69.3 x 49.8 cm

This finely engraved, large chart covers the islands of the South Pacific from the Mariana Islands through Hawaii, and from northeastern Australia through the Society Islands and the Marqueses Islands. The map is intensely detailed, showing names of islands and island groups, harbors, channels and straits. It is typical of the precise style of early 19th century cartography with its emphasis on scientific accuracy. Drawn, under the direction of John Pinkerton, by L. Herbert and engraved by Samuel Neele. John Pinkerton's largest and most impressive production was the Modern Atlas, which was first issued in parts to subscribers and as a complete atlas in 1815.

References: Tooley (AUS) #980.

Condition: A+

A fine example in original outline color.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/1/2010