C1817

Map of the Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Early issue of the detailed large scale chart of the Pacific, with insets of Owhyhee, Karakakooa Bay, Owhyhee, Otaheite and Matavia Bay, Otaheite.  Reference: Worms p.661, Tooley 1258Held in: National Library of Australia, Bib ID3549414 Thompson’s maps are often incorrectly dated as … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of the Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Date:

C1817

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

605mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of the Islands in the Pacific Ocean. - Antique Map from 1817

Genuine antique
dated:

1817

Description:

Early issue of the detailed large scale chart of the Pacific, with insets of Owhyhee, Karakakooa Bay, Owhyhee, Otaheite and Matavia Bay, Otaheite. 


Reference: Worms p.661, Tooley 1258

Held in: National Library of Australia, Bib ID3549414

Thompson’s maps are often incorrectly dated as they show a publication date of 1814 but were in fact issued in his, Thompson’s New General Atlas, which was first issued in 1817.

John Thomson (1804 - 1837)

Thomson was a Scottish cartographer, publisher and bookbinder active in Edinburgh during the early part of the 19th century. Thomson is generally one of the leading masters of the Edinburgh school of cartography which flourished from roughly 1800 to 1830. Thomson & his contemporaries (Pinkerton & Cary) redefined European cartography by abandoning typical 18th century decorative elements such as elaborate title cartouches and fantastic beasts in favor of detail and accuracy. Thomson's principle works include the Thomson's New General Atlas, published from 1817 to 1821.

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