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.
A map of the southwestern portion of the state of Western Australia, focusing on the area around Swan River, with brightly hand-coloured county borders. Engravings of pastoral, aboriginal, and maritime scenes are present throughout the map, along with a view between Perth and Fremantle, and Great Seal of Western Australia at that time. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of Australia and Tasmania showing hand-coloured provincial borders. Engravings of local flora and fauna, peoples, and a view of Sydney Harbour are present throughout the work. Tables of the counties of Victoria, New South Wales, and West Australia are located within the interior of the continent.
A map of Van Dieman's Island, or modern day Tasmania with hand-coloured borders showing historical administrative divisions. An engraved view of the residence of the Van Dieman's Land Agent in Circular Head, a view of the harbour at Hobart Town, and the seal of VDL are shown, as is a depiction of the now assumed to be extinct Thylacinus Cynocephalus (Tasmanian Wolf). Woolnorth district has a description of the immense forest covering the area.
A map of New Zealand with hand-colouring over its coastline. Major settlements are underlined in pink, and the Canterbury region is shaded in light pink. North Island is given the alternative name of New Ulster, modern day South Island is given the names New Munster or Middle Island, and Steward Island is given the alternative names of New Leinster or South Island. Engraved views of Wellington harbour from the shore, a Maori, Mount Egmont, and Auckland are present, as is the Seal of New Zealand from 1852.
A map of the state of New South Wales with hand-coloured administrative divisions; county borders are brightly coloured while the large squatting districts are done in green. Engravings of local plant life and the Murray River are present, as is a view of Sydney Cove and the Great Seal of New South Wales. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of the state of Victoria with brightly hand-coloured county borders. A view of Melbourne, and another of the River Glenig are present, as are engravings of Aboriginals in battle and at rest, and 2 kangaroos. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of a portion of the state of South Australia, concentrating on its capital Adelaide, with brightly hand-coloured county borders. Relief is shown, along with descriptions of certain terrains. An engraving of the Great Seal of South Australia is present in the bottom left corner; a view of Adelaide is shown, along with engravings of Natives on a catamaran, a dingo, and a nymphicus (cockatiel).
A hemispheric style map of the Eastern Hemisphere. Hand-coloured lines delineate continental and national borders. Engraved vignettes of scenes depicting wildlife, and scenes of ordinary life of locals, each bordered by an elaborate and intertwining pattern that frames the map proper. The mail route is coloured in blue.