World Map in Double Hemispheres 1759 Kitchin map lovely hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A New Map of the World Drawn from the Best Authorities.
(World Map, Western Hemispheres, Eastern Hemispheres, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Unexplored North America, Australia, New Holland, ).
Issued 1759, London by Kitchin.
Charming small decorative mid 18th century engraved map with beautiful hand color.
Van "Dimens" Land below undefined Australia shows the uncertainty if it was connected or not. North west region of America empty and undefined as typical for the era, with no hint of Alaska. New Zealand coastline also incomplete.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 6 5/8" H x 11 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.