Auction 140, Lot 28

"A Map of the World, on Mercators Projection", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.3 x 7.3 inches
28.7 x 18.5 cm

Jolly called this "a neatly executed map showing the state of discovery with little fanciful speculation." The west coast of North American is labeled New Albion and a note in the Pacific reads "Land discovered in 1741, see Gent. Mag. Vol. 24." The entire eastern coast of Australia is indicated as unknown by a dotted line and Van Diemens Land is still connected to the continent. Only the western coast of New Zealand is shown. Cape Circumcision floats alone in the south Atlantic well below the Cape of Good Hope. The map is still bound in the original December 1755 issue that includes an article on the map.

References: Jolly (GENT-94)

Condition: B

Issued folding, with uneven toning. The magazine's first few pages are detached.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $50

Closed on 5/23/2012