MAP of the WORLD on Mercators PROJECTION
Map of work showing latest discoveries but pre-dating explorations of Cook. Notes on map include: "Discovered in 1741," noting Russian discoveries. Another note, "Land discovered in 1741," notes an early discovery in the Aleutian Islands. New Holland is partially formed and only the western coastline of New Zealand is delineated. The west coast of North American is labeled New Albion and a note in the Pacific reads "Land discovered in 1741, see Gent. Mag. Vol. 24." The entire eastern coast of Australia is indicated as unknown by a dotted line and Van Diemens Land is still connected to the continent. Only the western coast of New Zealand is shown. Cape Circumcision floats alone in the south Atlantic well below the Cape of Good Hope.
Map of the earth, African Central. Map has heavy distortion around Australia, and Northern Canada. Prime Meridian is Ferro. Scale was determined by measuring between latitude.
1 map ; 18 x 28 cm
-198.781; 165.525; -56.227; 124.932
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.25, November 1755. opposite pg. 536
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