C1785

A Chart of the World, According to Mercator’s Projection Shewing the latest Discoveries of Capt. Cook.

Mapmaker:

William Darton (1810 - 1810)

World map on Mecator’s Projection with the tracks of Cook’s three voyages and based on the official published chart by Henry Robert’s, which accompanied the third voyage account. The Hawaiian Islands are shown and Cook’s notes on not finding a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Chart of the World, According to Mercator’s Projection Shewing the latest Discoveries of Capt. Cook.

Date:

C1785

Mapmaker:

William Darton (1810 - 1810)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

485mm 
x 370mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Chart of the World, According to Mercator's Projection Shewing the latest Discoveries of Capt. Cook. - Antique Map from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

World map on Mecator’s Projection with the tracks of Cook’s three voyages and based on the official published chart by Henry Robert’s, which accompanied the third voyage account. The Hawaiian Islands are shown and Cook’s notes on not finding a north west passage are also added, as are the discoveries of Australia’s east coast, his circumnavigation of New Zealand and his explorations south, into Antarctica.

Mapmaker:

William Darton (1755-1819)

English mapmaker, engraver, printseller, bookseller and publisher, born in Tottenham son of John Darton inn keeper. Apprenticed (Clothworkers)  as an engraver to Thomas Dent of Ball Alley. Discharged from his master by a judgement in the Lord Mayor’s Court 16 May 1773 and turned over to Francis Baker, Citizen & Haberdasher to August 1775. He produced numerous maps and atlases, including Darton’s New Miniature Atlas and Complete Atlas of the English Channel.

 

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