Auction 154, Lot 38

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

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1816 (dated)

Publication: Thomson's New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 19.5 inches
50.3 x 49.5 cm

This large hemispheric map centered on the North Pole notes "the scale is quite correct only for distances from London." Greenland appears to be connected to North America, while the northern coastlines of both are left open-ended with notations that McHearn and MacKenzie had seen the sea in 1771 and 1789 respectively. The map extends south of the equator as far as the southern tip of Africa and shows the tracks of Cook's voyages.


Condition: B+

Original color with minor soiling, some extraneous creases, and archival repairs to a couple of short centerfold separations.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/16/2015