C1798

Chart of the World on Mercators Projection

Mapmaker:

William Guthrie (1708 - 1770)

Early c.19th map of the world on Mercators Projection, with Australia shown  up to and including the discoveries made by Abel Tasman 1642-3 and those of James Cook on his first voyage of the east coast of the continent. The … Read Full Description

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S/N: GUSANS-WM–186202
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Full Title:

Chart of the World on Mercators Projection

Date:

C1798

Mapmaker:

William Guthrie (1708 - 1770)

Condition:

Minor split at lower centrefold, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 177mm

Paper Size: 

266mm 
x 211mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart of the World on Mercators Projection - Antique Map from 1798

Genuine antique
dated:

1798

Description:

Early c.19th map of the world on Mercators Projection, with Australia shown  up to and including the discoveries made by Abel Tasman 1642-3 and those of James Cook on his first voyage of the east coast of the continent. The map also includes the results of Cook’s third and final voyage with the Hawaiian Islands and his confirmation that there was no northwest passage. Issued by Johnson and Warner, Philadelphia who published an American version of William Guthrie’s Geography. 

From Guthrie, W. A new system of modern geography; or, A general description of the most remarkable countries throughout the known world . Philadelphia, J. Johnson & co.

References:
Tooley, R. Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers 1979 Vol. 2, p. 433.

Collections:
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: Call Number: G121 .D25 1805a

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