Rare early map of the Northern Hemisphere, one of the earliest maps engraved by Walch, who would go on to have a successful career of more than 30 years as a mapmaker in Augsburg.
Nice post-Cook detail, a very early use of information from Cook's Voyages in the South Pacific.
Johann, or Johannes, Walch (1757-1816) was a painter and engraver. He was well-known for painting miniature portraits, having trained in Geneva, Venice, and Rome. Walch published several atlases and sheet maps. As with his atlases, many of Walch’s maps were reprinted after his death.