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Description

Extremely rare double hemisphere map of the World, showing the extent of discoveries made shortly after Cook's departure on his third and final voyage.

First published in February of 1778 by Joseph Johnson, the map depicts the most accurate available information and a decidedly British view of the World.

Updated information is best displayed along the Northwest Coast of America and in the improved depictions of New Zealand and Australia.

This attractive double hemisphere world map is from an unidentified source. The title draws attention to the new discoveries of Captain James Cook in the Pacific Ocean.

Five keys identify specifically the longitude and latitude of these discoveries. Johnson was a publisher at St. Pauls Church Yard, London. This edition bears the imprint of Charles Stalker, who published "The Topographer ..." in 1791.  Johnson and stalker would later co-publish The World divided into the torrid zone; the temperate & frigid zones, both north and south 1791.

Rarity

The map is extremely rare, this being the only example that we can trace on the market in the past 30 years.  We sold an example of the first state of the map in 2008.

Condition Description
Several repaired tears at the top of the map.