Auction 146, Lot 41

"A Chart of the World, According to Mercator's Projection Shewing the Latest Discoveries of Capt. Cook", Dilly & Robinson

Subject: World

Period: 1785 (dated)

Publication: Guthries New System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 14.6 inches
48 x 37.1 cm

This interesting chart of the world presented on Mercator's projection details the discoveries made during Captain Cook's expeditions. Alaska is shown in a rudimentary shape and there is a notation that further exploration above the Arctic Circle was blocked by ice in July 1779. Engraved by Wm. Darton.

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Condition: B

A nice impression in original color, issued folding, now pressed flat. There are a few minor creases that have been pressed, some minor soiling, and two professionally repaired tears, one extending 5" into map at bottom and the other 3.5" into map at right.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/4/2013

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