Auction 144, Lot 273

"Map of the Islands in the Pacific Ocean", Thomson, John

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1817 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19.5 inches
59.7 x 49.5 cm

This interesting map features some of the islands of the Pacific, from the Caroline Islands in the west to the Marquesas in the east. The map focuses on the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, and includes insets of Owhynee and Karakakooa Bay, the Big Island of Hawaii where Capt. James Cook was killed in 1779 on his 3rd voyage to the Pacific; and Otaheite and Matavia Bay (Tahiti). Detail along the eastern coasts of Australia and New Guinea are shown as well.


Condition: B

Watermarked paper with some minor offsetting and light staining along centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 4/3/2013