"Mercator's Chart", Lucas, Fielding
Period: 1823 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17.9 x 10.9 inches
45.5 x 27.7 cm
A handsome map on Mercator's Projection that is centered on the Pacific Ocean. The depiction of Alaska is fairly accurate up to the "Icy Cap" and virtually blank above this dotted line. Australia is New Holland and is completely blank in the interior with just a few place names on the coast. Tasmania is separate, and Antarctica does not appear on the map. Engraved by S. Thule.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #742-16.
Scattered foxing and offsetting.