New Guinea Hawkesworth 1773 Capt. Cook early detailed map Oceania New BritainBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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A Chart of Captain Carteret's Discoveries at New Britain, with part of Captain Cook's Passage thru Endeavor Streights & Captain Dampier's Tract of Discoveries in 1699 & 1700 at New Guinea and New Britain.
(Oceania, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Captain Cook)
Issued 1773, London by Hawkesworth .
Seminal 18th century engraved map relating to the cartographic evolution of New Guinea. The southern part of the coastline is noted to be speculative and "taken from old charts". Other islands nearby are also still in partial outline, including New Britain, Sandwich Island, New Hanover, etc.
Tracks of Capt. Cook, Dampier & Carteret shown.
Light uniform paper age toning, old damp staining across top, original fold lines.
Sheet measures c. 11 3/8" H x 27 5/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 8 1/2" H x 24 7/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2.