Item #309436 Southern Hemisphere. John PINKERTON.
Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson & Co., 1818.

Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet measures 22 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches. Philadelphia: 1818.

This large polar map shows Antarctica as an icy sea before it had been discovered. Beautifully colored and careful detail of the surrounding geography. Stains and chips to margins. John Pinkerton (1758-1826) was a prominent English mapmaker known for his large and impeccably detailed maps. In this manner, his work marks a turning point from the earlier emphasis on decoration toward a greater emphasis on information. His "Modern Atlas" is one of the best British atlases of the period and is a fine example of his work. Rare American edition.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $465.00

Item #309436

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