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Samuel Dunn:  A General Map of the World or Terraqueous Globe, with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Ineteresting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane Systems . . . 1779





Title: A General Map of the World or Terraqueous Globe, with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Ineteresting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane Systems . . . 1779

Map Maker: Samuel Dunn

Place / Date: London / 1779

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 48 x 42 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 24981


Description:

Nice full color example of Dunn's decorative double hemisphere map of the World, embellished with a number of different Celestial Models, which has been revised to include the discoveries of Captain Cook on his 3 voyages.

Dunn's map is one of the most popular and recognizable wall maps of the world from the period, having been the map of choice for a number of atlases publshed by Jefferys, Sayer & Bennett and Laurie and Whittle over a 30 year period.  The map was revised several times, with this example, bearing the Laurie & Whittle's imprint, which includes the tracks for Cook's 3 voyages.

A nice decorative example on good thick paper.


Condition Description: Minor soiling along the equator line. Some repaired chips and tears along the centerfold. Laid on linen.


Related Categories:
Celestial Maps
Maps of the World

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