Seale, R. W. (sculpt).
[London]. [John and Paul Knapton]. [ 1748].
Engraved map, uncolored, 10 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches on sheet size 11 1/4 x 35 1/2 inches, multiple folds as issued. Scattered faint offsetting, light toning to right margin, 1/2 inch tear to lower right corner and shorter tear to top right corner; good condition. A fascinating mid 18th century sea chart of the Pacific Ocean with decorative compass rose and rhumb lines. Extends from Japan (upper left corner) to the eastern Philippine Islands at left and from Punta de los Reyes (just above what was to become San Francisco Bay) to Acapulco at right. Tracks of voyages are shown. Published in A Voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson ; compiled by Richard Walter. London : John and Paul Knapton, 1748. Item #51597