Auction 142, Lot 702

"Oceania, or Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Mercators Projection, Comprising Polynesia, Malaysia and Australasia", Fullarton, Archibald & Co.

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: The Royal Illustrated Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
49.5 x 40.6 cm

This highly detailed map identifies all the islands in the Pacific Ocean, extending to include the Aleutian Islands in the north and just past New Zealand in the south. Australia and the coasts of China and North and South America are shown. A few notations are included, such as "Captn. Cook killed 1779," which appears next to Hawaii near the center of the map.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $190

Sold for: $95

Closed on 11/28/2012

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