C1817

Southern Hemisphere Projected on the Plane of the Horizon of London.

Large c.19th map of the Southern Hemisphere, showing Australia with discoveries made by James Cook on the east coast. Bass Strait spelled Basses Str which was the incorrect spelling used by Aaron Arrowsmith on only the first issue of his … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Southern Hemisphere Projected on the Plane of the Horizon of London.

Date:

C1817

Condition:

Repaired at lower left side margin, otherwise in good condition. With centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 540mm

Paper Size: 

530mm 
x 630mm
AUTHENTICITY
Southern Hemisphere Projected on the Plane of the Horizon of London. - Antique Map from 1817

Genuine antique
dated:

1817

Description:

Large c.19th map of the Southern Hemisphere, showing Australia with discoveries made by James Cook on the east coast. Bass Strait spelled Basses Str which was the incorrect spelling used by Aaron Arrowsmith on only the first issue of his chart documenting the discoveries made by Bass and Flinders. The chart includes the tracks of Cook’s three voyages.

From Thomson, New General Atlas

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 1253.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 731.
Worms, L. & Baynton-Williams, A. British Map Engravers. A Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and their principal employers to 1850. London 2011:.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 880803

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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