Tracking Captain James Cook's Three Voyages
Rare third edition of this unusual large world map on an ovoid projection, published in Augsburg in 1787.
This final map is the first to show Hawaii and provides a remarkable depiction of Cook's 3 voyages.
The attractive and somewhat unusual ovoid projection is based on J.B.B. D'Anville's wall map of 1761.
The map was published by Matthäus Albrecht Lotter (1741-1810), the heir to one of Europe's most prolific and long lasting cartographic dynasties. He was the son of important Augsburg mapmaker Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-77) who was, in turn the son-in-law and heir of Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757), who had trained under the eminent cartographer Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724).
The map was engraved by eminent Matthäus Albrecht's brother, Georg Frederick Lotter.