A map of the world on Mercators Projection Davis Land GENTS MAG 1755 old
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A map of the world on Mercators Projection. Davis Land. GENTS MAG 1755 old

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A map of the World, on Mercators Projection'

The map notes the European discovery of Alaska in 1741, and shows in dotted outline a pre-Cook guess at the east coast of Australia. Also marked is Davis Land, a phantom island that was believed to be located in the Pacific Ocean, near South America. It is named for the pirate Edward Davis, who supposedly sighted it in 1687. Never found again, it was also believed by William Dampier to possibly be the coast of Terra Australis Incognita.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1755    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 18.5 x 29.0cm, 7.25 x 11.25 inches (Medium); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique copperplate map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.


PROVENANCE: "Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle", by Sylvanus Urban, Gent. London: Printed for D. Henry & R. Cave, at St. John's Gate


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