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Auction 174, Lot 777

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

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1817 (dated)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 19.5 inches
60.5 x 49.5 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+

Full contemporary color with light foxing that is mostly concentrated along the centerfold and minor offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 9/11/2019