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The Northern Pacific Ocean by T.C. Lotter. 1780


Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le Bornent des Deux Cotes: D'Apres les Dernieres Decouvertes Faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780.

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Item Number:  11984
Category:  Antique maps > America > North America

Old chart of the Northern Pacific Ocean and the coasts of Asia and America with the Bering Strait, by T.C. Lotter.

Copper Engraving
Size: 47 x 51 cm (18.5 x 20.08 inch) (height x width)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Contemporary old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A

Shows the routes of the Spanish treasure ships and Captain Cook's Third Voyage, 1778, completed by Captain Clarke in 1779.
According to the text in French and German under the map it is based on a map published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled. As such it is the first folio map to show Hawaii, where Cook was killed.