C1794

A New Mercator's Chart Drawn from the Latest Discoveries.

Scarce map of the world on Mercator’s projection with the tracks of Cook’s second and third voyages. Australia is shown prior to the discovery of Bass Strait. The strait was named after George Bass, after he and Matthew Flinders passed … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A New Mercator’s Chart Drawn from the Latest Discoveries.

Date:

C1794

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 275mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New Mercator's Chart Drawn from the Latest Discoveries. - Antique Map from 1794

Genuine antique
dated:

1794

Description:

Scarce map of the world on Mercator’s projection with the tracks of Cook’s second and third voyages. Australia is shown prior to the discovery of Bass Strait. The strait was named after George Bass, after he and Matthew Flinders passed through it while circumnavigating Van Diemen’s Land in the Norfolk in 1798.

From, Wilkinson, R. A general atlas being a collection of maps of the world and quarters, the principal empires, kingdoms, etc. London

Robert Wilkinson (1752 - 1836)

Print seller, publisher, map seller and mapmaker. Little is known of his background other than his maps and atlases all of which were researched and engraved.

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