World Map on Mercator's Projection c. 1790's Capt. Cook killed map w/ hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection.
(World Map, Mercator's Projection, North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Artic Circle).
Issued c. 1790's, London.
Longitude given from London. Van Diemens island shown attached to southern Australia. Note in Owhyhe (Hawaii) Capt. Cook was killed there, River of the West is named as such in NW U.S., a vast Louisiana stretches across Texas region.
Early 19th century engraved map with lovely hand color.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 10" W.