Out Of Stock Antique print. Map Of The World On Mercator's Projection

Map Of The World On Mercator's Projection

Artist/Collection: George Kearsley
Product Code: FRP22379
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Map Of The World On Mercator's Projection

27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).

Shows New Zealand,whose coastline was mapped by Captain Cook in 1769 just 33 years before this map. Hawaii named “Owyhee where Capt. Cook was killed”. Australia named New Holland
Mapmaker: George Kearsley. Date: 1802.

This beautiful antique map is from a the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and sciences compiled from modern authors of the first eminence in the different branches of science." This is an original antique map, not a reproduction, and is in excellent condition considering it is over 200 years old. It was made by printing from an engraved printing plate, and finished with hand painted colors.

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Date Made 1800-1849
Paper Size 27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)
Shape Landscape
Main Color Black + White
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)