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Teesdale's Chart of the Pacific Ocean

SKU: 8647
£150.00

Title:
Teesdale's Chart of the Pacific Ocean

Date of publication:
1831

Printed Measurement:
35.5 x 43 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Henry Teesdale
  • Engraver(s):
    John Dower

    Showing the site of Cook’s death on Hawaii

    Steel engraving, 35.5 x 43 cm, engraved by John Dower, original hand colour, numbered in an old hand, blank verso; published in a first edition of Teesdale’s ‘New General Atlas of the World’. The site of Cook’s death on Hawaii (‘Owhyhee’) is noted.

    This chart of the Pacific Ocean features two regions named New South Wales. Cook’s New South Wales in Australia remains familiar, but the other, on the shores of Hudson Bay, was named in the early 17th century; like some of the other nomenclature including New Georgia and New Hanover on the west coast of Canada, it has fallen out of use.