"A Chart of the World, According to Mercator's Projection Shewing the Latest Discoveries of Capt. Cook", Dilly & Robinson
Period: 1785 (dated)
Publication: Guthries New System of Geography
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.