Auction 168, Lot 688

"Islands in the Pacific Ocean", Philip, George

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1852 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.9 x 19.3 inches
60.7 x 49 cm

This interesting map features some of the islands of the Pacific, from the Caroline Islands in the west to the Marquesas in the east. The map focuses on the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, and includes four insets: Owhynee; Karakakooa Bay, the Big Island of Hawaii where Capt. James Cook was killed in 1779 on his 3rd voyage to the Pacific; Otaheite; and Matavia Bay (Tahiti). Detail along the eastern coasts of Australia and New Guinea is shown as well.


Condition: B+

There is very light toning along the centerfold, a few minor spots of foxing in the image, and moderate toning and foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/6/2018