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Detailed world map in attactive wash color, published by Wilkinson in London.

Shows the limited extent to which the Northwest coast of America and NW Passage were known and explored.

No sign of Antarctica. Australia is New Holland. Cook's Tracks are shown on his various voyages through the Pacific. Cook's Death in Hawaii on February 14, 1779 is noted, as are other significant dates.

Robert Wilkinson was active in London as a cartographic publisher from 1785 to 1825. He produced a number of nice works, including a General Atlas and a re-issuance of Bowen & Kitchen's English Atlas, along with excellent large format separate maps.