AUTHENTIC MAP OF THE WORLD WITH THE LATEST DISCOVERIES BY THE REV. JOHN BLAIR LLD AND FRS, AS A SUPPLEMENT TO HIS TABLES OF CHRONOLOGY, PUBLISHED 1779 Very nice detail. Title: A Map of the World with the latest discoveries by the Revd.
John Blair Date: C1779 Mapmaker: John Blair - (1725 - 1783) Engraver: J. Bayly Sheet Size: 465mm x 740mm Condition: In good condition with center fold as issued. Two sheets joint (appears to be out of Atlas). See pictures as they are part of the description.
Technique: Copper engraving hand colored. On laid paper with watermark J WHATMAN +. Interesting and scarce world map with unusual use of place names on the Australian east coast and New Zealand coast. This map published only six years after James Cook's seminal chart of the east coast of Australia (1773), the addition of place names other than those given by Cook is certainly unusually, given that there was no other source until the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.
It is a striking double hemisphere map of the World, at the time of Cook's Third Voyage. Interesting NW Coast of America, including a NW Passage and Russian place names. The Mythical River of the West is still shown. Curious New Zealand and Australia (with Van Diemen's Land attached to the mainland). Interesting detail in North America and Africa.
Australian Coastline still largely unknown. John Blair was a founding father of the science of Chronology, he received a clerical education in Edinburgh and moved to London where he received his law doctorate (Legum Doctor, LLD), became a fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), and was employed as the tutor to King George III's brother. He accumulated honors and rewarding charges (such as the vicarage of Saint Bride in London, and the rectory of St John the Evangelist in Westminster). The item "AUTHENTIC 1779 MAP OF THE WORLD WITH THE LATEST DISCOVERIES REV.
JOHN BLAIR" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps". The seller is "flamingdealsstore" and is located in San Marcos, California.
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