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Auction 157, Lot 41

"Geography. Map of the World, Comprehending the Latest Discoverys", Bell, Andrew

Subject: World

Period: 1798 (circa)

Publication: Encyclopaedia Britannica

Color: Black & White

13.8 x 7.6 inches
35.1 x 19.3 cm

This elegantly engraved double-hemisphere world map shows the track of Captain Cook's third and final voyage. It also includes various notes on exploration, such as several sightings of ice in the region of Antarctica and Is. said to have been discovered by the Spaniards in 1773 between the Pitcairn Islands and Easter Island. In North America, the land west of Mississippi is identified as Louisiana and New Albion. Baja California is named California. Tasmania (Diemens Land) is attached to the rest of Australia. A number of islands are identified in the South Pacific.


Condition: B+

A nice impression issued folding on watermarked paper with light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/4/2016