c 1847 ''Oceana or Pacific Islands'' - Mitchell

$195.00

 ''OCEANA OR PACIFIC OCEAN''  Philadelphia:  S. Augustus Mitchell, c. 1847.  Engraved map with original hand-coloring.(Image: 12 3/8 x 15 1/2'')

This very historical attractive map depicts the Pacific Ocean in remarkable detail!  Australia is shown with some topographical features and major coastal towns and cities identified.  The color key, lower left, identifies the British, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Native Possessions.  ''The words underscored are the names of the islands in which the Missionaries have labored with most success''.

The inset below Australia depicts ''Wilkes' Discoveries...'' on Antarctica.  An historical note is provided by the Sandwich Islands ''Here Cap Cook was killed on Sunday Feb. 14, 1779''.

Shipped unmatted

  • Inventory Number: M-11929