The World from the Best Authorities. A fascinating World Map, drawn and engraved by Thomas Kitchin, taken from a 1776 edition of William Guthrie's'Geographical Grammar. A genuine antique Georgian map, framed in an old Hogarth-style frame. The map has been attractively handcoloured, and shows fascinating detail regarding the state of the known world at that time. Only half of the coast of Australia (then called New Holland) was known, so too the coast of New Zealand.
Other areas that were unexplored include the NW of America and Canada, and of course the Poles. A small spit of land titled'Terra Australis' in the SW corner of the Eastern Hemisphere hints at the southern continent they thought might exist down towards the South Pole.
Other small features include'C. In 1739', and the vague entry'Land seen by Quiras. The shape of Japan has not yet been settled.The map certainly might be'from the Best Authorities', but clearly there was much more to be discovered. A pretty little map, with a small title cartouche, and a little vignette at the bottom, with ornamental decoration filling out each corner. Size: the frame measures approx. 41.5cms x 25.5cms. Condition: The map is in a good condition, with folds as issued.
In an old Hogarth-style frame with some wear. Please study the photographs, some of which were taken through glass and might show reflections. I have other antique maps, books, prints etc. The item "1776 World Map Kitchin New Holland Siam Jesso Terra Australis Handcolour Framed" is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps".
The seller is "mitchmap50" and is located in Fairlight. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.