World in Double Hemispheres 1796 scarce 18th century Amos Doolittle engraved mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Map of the World According to the Best Authorities.
(Double Hemispheres, early American made maps, Amos Doolittle).
Issued , Boston, by Thomas & Andrews for Morse's Universal Geography. Engraved by Amos Doolittle, New Haven, Conn.
Scarce 18th century American produced antique copper engraved map. The west coast of Australia is labelled as 'New South Walls" (instead of Wales) and is attached to Van Diemen's island.
Paper is well age-toned, as often seen, darkened down left fold lines through North America, neat old paper repair along this fold line on reverse. An uncommon 18th century American-made map by one of the most significant early American engravers.
Sheet measures c. 4"H x 6 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 3 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W.
Wheat & Brun, Maps Published in America Before 1800, 33.
Stauffer, American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel, v. 1, p. 66.
O'Brien, Amos Doolittle -- Engraver of the New Republic, pp. 21-29.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1, p. 380.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 154.