[Boston.]: From Spotswood's & Nancrede's Edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer. [1797.]. Issued as a folding map, it is now flattened and tissue-backed. There is a very unobtrusive fold separation at the center of the map with no loss; only visible on close inspection. 13 1/2 x 17 1/2. Item #3665
An attractive and interesting 18th century map of the world printed in Boston. Indeed, a review of Wheat & Brun suggests this is the largest world map printed in Boston to that time. The map is derived, slavishly, from the map of the same title appearing in the London edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer (1795.). The tracks of Cook's three voyages, as well as that of Phipps in 1773, appear on the map. In addition, the map is awash in items of cartographic notability -- New Albion for California, New Holland for Australia, Antarctica is absent, R[iver] of the West flows from the Midwest to the Pacific, and so on. A fascinating pre-1800 view of the world engraved by John Norman, known best for his sea charts and maps of Boston and Massachusetts. Wheat & Brun, Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800: 35. Phillips, A List of Maps of America: 1095.