1775 – T. Kitchin – An Accurate Chart of the World
Title: “An Accurate Chart of the World, with the New Discoveries; Also a View of the General & Coasting Trade Winds, Monsoons or Shifting Winds…”
Remarkable map of the World with truly fascinating cartography. An early example of the Sea of the West is shown, referred to as West Sea discovered and Sail’d Through By I Fuca 1592, with further notes at the mouth of the Sea, crediting Juan De Fuca and Martin Aguilar’s discoveries. What makes the map even more remarkable is the inclusion of the Russian Discoveries in the 1st part of the 18th Century. A number of odd land masses along the NW Coast of America are attributed to Russian Discoveries of 1741, Captain Spanberg in 1728 and Captain Barnarda. De Fonte’s Lake and a NW Passage. Berhing’s discoveries in 1728 and Lands discovered in 1722 are noted on the NE Coast of Asia. New Holland is shown in the classic mid-18th Century configuration and only New Zealand’s west coast is shown.
Cartographer: Thomas Kitchin (1718–1784)
Sheet size: 34, 5 x 46 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Descent condition. Thin paper with professionally restored splits in folding areas and few paper losses in margins (does not reach the image).
This is a genuine antique map published in 1775 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!