Fine dark impression of this striking large format map of the World on Mercator's projection, depicting the most recent discoveries throughout the world updated to 1784.
Among the more notable updates to the map is the inclusion of all of Cook's discoveries in the Pacific and along the Northwest Coast of America, including a very early appearance of Hawaii and the details of Cook's explorations in New Zealand and along the Alaskan Coastline.
Terre de Sandwich is shown east of Cape Horn, reflecting Cook's discovery of the southernmost landmass then known.
The map is signficantly revised and updated from the earlier editions by Nicolas Bellin. Interestingly, New Zealand is shown twice, once on either side of the map.