Auction 148, Lot 751

"Pacific Ocean", Arrowsmith, John

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: The London Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 19.8 inches
60.5 x 50.3 cm

An informative map of the Pacific and surrounding continents in Arrowsmith's typically precise and scientific fashion. The date of the first land fall for many islands is noted. Sheet shows all of New Zealand and Australia, the East Indies to Java and Borneo (but not Sumatra), the Philippines and Japan. There is minimal detail in southwestern Australia, with only a few rivers and place names noted. In North America the map provides fine detail of the Aleutian Islands and the coast of Alaska; place names continue from British Columbia all the way to the southern tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego. The Baja is Old California.

References: Tooley (Australia) p. 17, #107.

Condition: B+

Original color on a full sheet with a hint of toning and offsetting along centerfold, one small spot, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation confined to bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/19/2014