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Publisher: BOWEN, T.
Title: New and Complete Chart of the World Displaying the Tracks of Captn. Cook, and other Modern Navigators.
Published in: London, C.Cooke, 1787
   
Size: 13.6 x 18.5 inches.
34.5 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Some very minor light brown spotting, generally very good, dark impression.
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Displays entire world with Europe, Asia and Africa on the left side of the map and North America and South America on the right side. Shows Arctic Circle and area north of it as "Frozen Ocean."
Printed beneath South America, a legend explaining the exploration routes of various ships : "Explanation. Endeavours Track in 1768, 9, 70 & 71. Resolution & Adventures in 1772,3, 4 & 5. Resolution & Discovery in 1776, 7, 8, 9 & 80. Racehorse & Carcass in 1773.

"The Bering Sea is shown as the "Bhering Str." Nootka Sound is shown as well. The point at which explorers could no longer head north because of weather conditions is labeled as "Impenetrable Ice."
The northwestern portion above California is labeled as "New Albion" and the area between New Albion and the "United States" is labeled as "New Louisiana." Also shown is a large island belonging to current-day Arkhagel's north of western Russia labeled as "Nova Zembia."
Central Asia is labeled as "Independant Tartary" and northern Africa is labeled as "Negroland" while southern Africa is called "Cafreria." Eastern Africa is labeled as "Abissinia" and the present nations of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Togo and Liberia are labeled as "Guinea.

Routes and dates of the exploration done by Captain James Cook are shown throughout the map. routes of various explorers are also shown including Phipps' exploration of current-day Svalbard. Australia's borders are completely shown and it is labeled as "New Holland."
East and west degrees of longitude are marked from Greenwich in the upper and lower corners in the border of the map .

The map is of interest for the use of Corean Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan.

Printed in lower right corner beneath border: "Drawn & Engraved by T. Bowen."




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