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John Pinkerton:  Polynesia (Hawaii to Australia)

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Title: Polynesia (Hawaii to Australia)

Map Maker: John Pinkerton

Place / Date: London / 1812

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 28 x 20 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $195.00

Inventory ID: 48118


Description:

Detailed large format map of the South Pacific, published in London by John Pinkerton.

Includes Hawaii, Paxaros Isle, the Society Islands, Marqueses, Friendly Islands, New Caledonia, Sunday, Norfolk and Middleton's Island, part of Australia, Papua, New Guinea, Pelew Islands, the southern tip of Hiusiu (Japan), the Ladrones, Mariannes, Carolines, Yap, Fiji, etc.

One of the most detailed large format maps of the period.

Pinkerton's now rare elephant folio atlas is one of the best engraved works of the period. While lesser known than the more common atlases by Cary & Thomson, it is a superior work, especially in the detail of the maps.


Condition Description: spot at upper left, minor foxing


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