Rare map of America, which appeared in a British Geographical Text.
The map shows the Bay of the West, Russian discoveries on the Northwest Coast of America and other conjectural information relating to a possible Northwest Passage.
The map appeared in:
The young lady's geography; containing, an accurate description of the several parts of the known World... compiled from the writings of the most eminent authors... To which is prefixed, an introduction to geography...explained in so concise a manner, as to render the whole perfectly easy to be attained without the assistance of a teacher... London, Printed for R. Baldwin, in Pater-noster-Row, and T. Lowndes, in Fleet-Street, 1765
John Gibson flourished in London from 1748 to 1773. He was most likely born ca. 1724. As a young man he was apprenticed to John Blunbell of the Stationers Company, and then to John Pine. He was made free of the Company in 1748. Gibson proved a talented geographer and engraver who produced numerous maps, especially for books and magazines. He worked in collaboration with other map sellers such as Emanuel Bowen and John Roque. His best-known work was the pocket atlas, The Atlas Minimus (1758). Although little is known about his life beyond his publications, he was imprisoned for debt in King’s Bench from May to June of 1765.