Auction 159, Lot 29

"World", Walker, John

Subject: World

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.6 x 7.1 inches
34.5 x 18 cm

This double hemispheric world map incorporates the discoveries of Capt. Cook. Of interest is the depiction of a huge New South Wales that stretches across the entire east coast of New Holland from Van Diemens Land (still attached) to the Cape York Peninsula. A note near Hawaii states, "Owhyhee where C. Cook was killed." The map is surrounded by small spheres including a polar projection, parallels, meridians and temperature zones. Engraved for Walker's Geography.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/14/2016

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