Catalog Archive
Auction 91, Lot 38

"A New and Accurate Map of the World, Comprehending all the New Discoveries, in Both Hemispheres, carefully brought down to the Present Year",

Subject: World

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: Millars New and Universal System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

19 x 12 inches
48.3 x 30.5 cm

A lovely map without attribution but possibly by T. Bowen or T. Kitchen. Alaska is now taking shape according to the discoveries of Capt. Cook, New Zealand is complete, and the Sandwich Islands and numerous other Pacific islands are shown. Tasmania is still shown attached to Australia and New Guinea's coastlines are incomplete. The tracks of Capt. Cook are shown throughout. The map is surrounded by a floral garland with geographical circles and the solar system flanking the title cartouche at top. At bottom are terrestrial and celestial globes and an armillary sphere. Expertly backed with Japanese tissue to repair folds and a horizontal tear near equator, and to replace part of bottom margin. Recent color.


Condition: B

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/14/2000