North South America Explorers tracks Capt. Cook curious Mts. 1816 Thomson mapBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Issued London, 1816 by Thomson.
Fine early 19th century folio sheet engraved map, with original hand color.
Note the curious almost circular mountain ring around the Great Salt Lake, but no sign of the mountain ranges near the Pacific coast. Engraved note beside Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) noting Cook was killed there.
Shows the detailed tracks of Captain Cook's ships for his three voyages as well as the tracks of explorers such as la Perouse, Vancouver and Clarke.
In near VG condition, light minor age wear, minor age spotting, minor light browning across centerfold, light offsetting below the bottom engraved neatline, overall remaining clean and attractive.
Visually pleasing example with nice age patina.
Sheet measures c. 28 1/4" H x 21 1/4" W.
Engraved area measures c. 20" H x 20" W.
Folio. Original fold line as issued.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4, p. 271.