Copper engraving with original hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 61cms x 39cms; image size: 587mm x 362mm. Australia is New Holland and Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) is shown as part of the southern coast. The voyages of Capt Cook are marked and Owyhee is labelled ‘the Island where Cap Cook was killed’. Full original wash colouring. Two Hemispheres titled Western Hemispher or the New World and Eastern Hemisphere or the Old World. Routes of the navigators principally Cook, Wallis and Anson. Centrefold as published with two additional folds either side , creases are not prominent. There is some browning in bottom margin and, toning to top centrefold crease - please examine photographs carefully. On verso two small archival tape, bottom centrefold and and at intersection of top fold, slither of tape at bottom right from old framing. A rare and visually very attractive map with flaws reflected in the price.
Thomas Brown 1764-1820 was an Edinburgh based bookseller, publisher, printseller, stationer and originally an engraver. His maps are uncommon and this map is from the the first general atlas published in Scotland.
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