"Map of the World with the New Discoveries on Mercator's Projection", Kitchin, Thomas
Period: 1783 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 13.3 inches
51.1 x 33.8 cm
This map presents an interesting view of the world in 1783 with emphasis on British interests and discoveries. The Eastern U.S. is still labeled British Colonies. The remainder of North America lacks boundaries, although the areas of New Albion, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Canada are named. San Francisco Bay is named Port Sir Francis Drake. The islands of the Pacific Ocean receive special attention, highlighting the discoveries of Capt. Cook, with O-Why-Hee featured within the Sandwich Islands. Australia (New Holland) is almost fully delineated, except Tasmania (Van Diemens Land) is shown attached to the mainland. Asiatic Russian is made up of the Government of Siberia and the Government of Irkutsk. Cook’s Str. separates Asia and North America. The map was published by Thomas Cadell.
Issued folded, now flattened with a 4" binding tear at right and a few small fold separations that have been professionally repaired and a small repaired hole in the top border at center with skilled facsimile of longitude lines.