"Asia" on Gnomonic projection. Phantom Los Jardines islands. THOMSON 1817 map

"Asia" on Gnomonic projection. Phantom Los Jardines islands. THOMSON 1817 map

Product SKU: P-8-000622

Price £190.00

'Asia'. Drawn & engraved by John & George Menzies for John Thomson's "New General Atlas" (Published in 1817). Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring, 49.5 x 56.5cm, 19.5 x 22.25 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.


This large detailed map of Asia is presented on the equatorial Gnomonic projection. includes at least one group of phantom islands. "Los Jardines or the 12 islands" are marked in two separate places on the map - once "according to the Spanish charts", and in a different location "according to Captain Marshall" (discoverer of the Marshall islands), both north and east of the Mariana Islands, even though they do not exist. The coastline of "New Holland" (Australia) is approximate at best, particularly the south coast in the Great Australian Bight, although this part of the coastline had been more accurately mapped by 1811. The eastern part of New Guinea is shown detached from the main body of the island, according to the observations of Torres

DATE PRINTED: Published in 1817    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 49.5 x 56.5cm, 19.5 x 22.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. 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.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Drawn & engraved by John & George Menzies for John Thomson's "New General Atlas"

PROVENANCE: "A new general atlas", consisting of a series of geographical designs, on various projections, exhibiting the form and component parts of the globe; and a collection of maps and charts, delineating the natural and political divisions of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World", Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Thomson and Company, Edinburgh; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London; and John Cumming, Dublin [Thomson's New General Atlas]


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