Teesdale's Chart of the Pacific OceanSKU: 8647
Teesdale's Chart of the Pacific Ocean
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35.5 x 43 cm
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.