Oceania Pacific Ocean Australia New Zealand Ocean Currents 1883 Letts scarce mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The Popular Atlas.
(Oceania, Pacific Ocean, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia, Micronesia, Hawaii, Fiji, Ocean Currents).
Issued 1883, London by Letts.
Scarce late 19th century color lithographed map. A later re-issue of the SDUK maps originally printed some 40 years prior.
Of particular modern interest for the key, which notes unusual features such as polar and equatorial currents and the extreme limit of drift ice, categories not typically found on maps of this era or region.
Well preserved, clean, nice looking example.
Sheet Measures c. 17 1/8" H x 14" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 15 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.