Map depicts Africa, Asia, Europe, Greenland, and Russia centered on the longest length north to south. North faces uppermost left of map. Greenland is shown as very small proportionately. The map title is enclosed in an elaborately drawn frame.
Highly descriptive map of the southern Polar Regions (Antarctic) centering on the pol and northward to the Tropic of Capricorn. Indicated on the map are: 18th & 18th century land sightings, "Land Yet Undiscovered" and "Frozen Sea as Supposed". New Zealand is and Australia, Cape of Good Hope, Africa, and Cape Horn South America are shown on map as is a section of Madagascar Island. Interestingly, this volume of Gentleman's Quarterly published by Edward Cave but identified by his pen name "Sylvanus Urban".
Chart tracing Cook's search for the great southern continent, circling but not reaching Antarctica, with the southern portion of South American, the Cape of Good Hope, and New Zealand shown. Polar stereographic map showing Cook's progress on board the Resolution through the southern hemisphere. Along the vessel track are descriptions of discoveries along the way, including his calculated antipode of London to the SE of New Zealand. This volume includes the Declaration of Independence, published in August 1776.