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Auction 171, Lot 732

"Map of the Islands in the Pacific Ocean", Thomson, John

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1817 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19.4 inches
59.7 x 49.3 cm
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This detailed map features some of the islands of the Pacific, from the Caroline Islands in the west to the Marquesas in the east. It focuses on the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, and includes insets of Owhynee and Karakakooa Bay, the Big Island of Hawaii where Capt. James Cook was killed in 1779 on his 3rd voyage to the Pacific; and Otaheite and Matavia Bay (Tahiti). Includes nice detail along the eastern coasts of Australia and New Guinea.


Condition: B

Light surface soiling with an edge tear in the bottom right corner of the sheet that extends approximately 1" into the image that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There are a number of short edge tears confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/6/2019