WORLD MAP--THOMPSON | A New Map of the World, engraved coloured map, 1798

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A New Map of the World with all the New Discoveries, By Cap:t Cook & other Navigators Including the Trade Winds, Monsoons and Variations of the Compass, Illustrated with a Coelestial Planisphere, the Various Systems of Ptolomy, Copernicus & Tycho Bray, Together with the Appearences of the Planets &c. London: G. Thompson, 1798

(630 x 950mm.), engraved map on two sheets joined, contemporary hand colour

A HIGHLY DECORATIVE DOUBLE-HEMISPHERE MAP OF THE WORLD at the end of the eighteenth century, surrounded by insets of polar and other projections, celestial spheres in the cusps and other astronomical diagrams.