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A New Map of the World with the Latest Discoveries: Harrison 1787

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  • Title: A New Map of the World with the Latest Discoveries
  • Author: J. Harrison
  • Date: 1787
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very clean paper with sharp engraving impression and dark ink, one large crease in left of map running vertical through Western Hemisphere, some light staining 
  • Inches: 19 1/2 x 10 1/4 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 49.53 x 26.03 [Image]
  • Product ID: 308054

This finely engraved double-hemisphere world map shows the most up to date discoveries of Captain James Cook. Alaska is engraved with a reasonably accurate shape; the Sandwich Islands are named, and a mention is given about Captain Cook dying there. In North America, the United States' boundary is along the Mississippi River showing Louisiana and New Mexico to the west. In the Pacific Northwest, a River of the West is shown connecting Lake Winnipeg to the Pacific Ocean. The South Pacific is filled with islands, New Zealand is fully formed, though Tasmania is still attached to Australia.