World

Eastern Hemisphere

Copper engraving with contemporary hand colour. Drawn and engraved by Neele for Thomson's New General Atlas, [1815.]

Diameter of image 19 1/2", plus title and margins.

Very good condition throughout. Recently professionally cleaned and conserved.

An impressive map of the Eastern Hemisphere showing the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and New Holland [Australia]. The oceans are intersected by the routes of the voyages of Captain Cook.

The colouring has lost its original brilliance, resulting in an unexpected alteration to the pigment, which is particularly noticeable in the oceans. The pleasing effect of this transformation gives the map an intangible quality that greatly enhances its antique aspect, and presents an appearance of the mellow patination of a period globe.

 

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Eastern Hemisphere

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