1774 map of the World with track of Cook's first voyage

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 18, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

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Title on cartouche:

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IL MAPPAMONDO
o sia
DESCRIZIONE GENERALE
DEL GLOBO
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Venezia 1774
Preffo Antonio Zatta
Con Privileg.dell'Eccmo Senato

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Engraving with hand colored outlines

Paper size: 20-½" wide x 15-3/8" tall / 52 x 39.1 cm

Plate size: almost 15-½" wide x 11-¼" tall / 39.2 x 28.6 cm

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3" crease in right margin

Old ink number "52" in upper left corner

Some tiny tears at margin edges, some agetoning

But still in very good or better condition

Nice!

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Printed on laid paper watermarked on one side: "RGV" surmounted by a crown
and on the other side by three moons

Old ink coloring, possibly original

The track of Captain James Cook's first voyage outlined in green

Double-hemisp world map, with allegorical portraits of the Four Continents in each corner,
and an armillary sp and a compass in between the hemisps

New Zealand shown as two islands but distorted

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