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THOMPSON, George. [Georgian two-sheet double-hemisphere map of the World]
A New Map of the World with all the New Discoveries, By Cap:t Cook & other Navigators Including the Trade Winds, Monsoons and Variations of the Compass, Illustrated with a Coelestial Planisphere, the Various Systems of Ptolomy, Copernicus & Tycho Bray, Together with the Appearences of the Planets &c. London: G. Thompson, 1798. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 630 x 950mm.
A double-hemisphere map of the world at the end of the 18th century, surrounded by insets of polar and other projections, celestial spheres in the cusps and other astronomical diagrams. George Thompson (1758-1826) was a very successful London publisher, despite most of his output being derivative; he left an estate worth £70,000 although this was much reduced by the legal wrangles over the will that lasted until at least 1834. ARMITAGE: The World at Their Fingertips, Map 23.
[Ref: 13897]    £5,500.00 ($7,370 • €6,276 rates)


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