Oceania European Colonies Australia New Zealand Polynesia 1850 Cowperthwait mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Oceana or Pacific Ocean.
(Oceania, European Colonies, Dutch East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Polynesia, Hawaii, Fiji, Easter Island, Galapagos).
Issued 1850, Philadelphia by Thomas Cowperthwait.
Fine scarce mid 19th century lithographed map with original hand color.
Inset lower left shows "Wilkes Discoveries". Sandwich islands noted to be "here Capt. Cook was killed on Sunday Feb. 14, 1779.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, sheet uniformly well age toned, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 17 1/4" H x 13 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 15 5/8" H x 13" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.