The World in three Sections describing the Polar Regions to the Tropics with all the Tracks of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook towards the North and South Poles and the Torrid Zone or Tropical Regions with the New Discoveries in the South Sea

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist Hogg, Alexander
Published To His Numerous Subscribers This Improved Map of the World is Presented by their obedt. Servt. Alexr. Hogg. [London, c.1787]
Dimensions 240 x 420 mm
Notes A map of the world in two hemispheres, south and north, as well as a chart of the Pacific below, engraved by Alexander Hogg to illustrate the recent journeys of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook.

The left hand hemisphere is entitled 'The South Pole to the Tropic of Capricorn, in which are traced the several attempts of Capt. Cook to discover a Southern Continent in his Celebrated Voyages.' Antarctica is still unmapped, labelled instead as the 'Southern Icy Ocean' though the paths of the Resolution and the Adventure are marked as dotted and dashed lines. New Zealand is fully mapped, as is the southern coastline of Australia, though Tasmania is erroneously joined to the mainland. The southern parts of South America, Africa, and Madagascar are also shown, and outlined in hand colour.

The right hand hemisphere is entitled 'The North Pole to the Tropic of Cancer, describing the Track of the Honble. Capt. Phipps, now Lord Mulgrave &c. &c,' and features fairly schematic details of the northern continents, outlined in hand colour. The former British possessions on the American east coast are prominently marked, probably in reference to Capt. Phipps' roles in the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution. Phipps' polar journey of 1773 between London and Spitsbergen is shown as a dashed line, as are Cook's 1778 and 1779 journeys along the north-western coast of Canada.

Below the hemispheres, a boxed map of the region between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn is centre on the Pacific, with Africa divided in two at the extreme left and right of the map. Cooks voyages of 1773, 1774, and 1777 are clearly marked at centre as dashed lines, winding northward to O-why-hee (Hawaii), from the islands of the South Pacific. The return journey of 1779 via Cape Town is marked erroneously as 'Clarks.' Clerke had died in Kamchatka and was buried there, the expedition continuing home under John Gore on the Resolution and James King on the Discovery.

Alexander Hogg (fl.1780s) of Paternoster Row London was a successful publisher in 18th Century London. His work included geographical and historical publications.

Condittion: Trimmed within plate on left and right margins, now professionally reinstated.
Framing unmounted
Price £350.00
Stock ID 48457