"Map of the European Settlements in the East Indies and on the Eastern Coast of Africa Including Part of Europe", Kitchin, Thomas
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1784 (circa)
Publication: A Philosophical and Political History...in the East and West Indies
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 12.5 inches
46 x 31.8 cm
This map covers the eastern hemisphere including Asia, Australia, and the majority of Europe and Africa. The oceans are filled with seasonal wind directions as well as the consistent trade winds. The interiors of Africa and Australia are virtually blank, and the southern coastline of Australia is incomplete. An inset at bottom depicts southern India and Sri Lanka. Adorned with a garland-style title cartouche and two distance scales. Published in Abbe Raynal's A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, a bit of printer's ink residue at bottom, and a couple spots of foxing in the top margin.