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Auction 153, Lot 44

"Southern Hemisphere Projected on the Plane of the Horizon of London", Thomson, John

Subject: South Pole

Period: 1816 (dated)

Publication: Thomson's New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 19.6 inches
50.5 x 49.8 cm

This interesting hemispheric map centers on the Friendly Islands. It includes New Holland, New Zealand, the East Indies, and much of Oceania. A comment beneath the distance scale notes that the map's "scale only measures with sufficient accuracy distances in the direction of the Meridians." Another notation near the pole speaks of "Innumerable Ice Islands." The map details the routes of Captain Cook through the region.


Condition: A

There is marginal soiling and some archivally repaired chips and tears along the top edge, all well away from map image.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 5/20/2015