Rare early map of the Western 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.
Detailed tracks of Captain Cook are shown.
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.