"The World from the Best Authorities", Doolittle, Amos
Period: 1793 (published)
Publication: Morse's American Universal Geography...
Color: Black & White
14.4 x 7.8 inches
36.6 x 19.8 cm
This attractive double hemispheric world map is decorated by a central floral title cartouche. In North America, a speculative River of the West is shown flowing from Pikes Lake above New Albion, and the United States is confined to east of the Mississippi River. In Australia, a huge New South Wales stretches across the entire east coast of New Holland from Van Diemens Land (still attached) to the Cape York Peninsula. There are only a few clues suggesting Antarctica's existence including Bouvet's Cape Circumcision and a small Terra Australis. Published by Thomas & Andrews.
References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books Books) #303-1.
Issued folding with light to moderate toning and offsetting.