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Selected Maps

Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Maris Pacifici quod vulgo Mar del Zud
Date: 1592      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: The first printed map to focus on the Pacific Ocean, showing the west coast of the Americas, the coast of China, Japan and the South East Asian archipelago. Latin text on verso. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: AMER2308
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: : Mare del Sud
Date: c. 1690      Size: 24 x 18 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Beautiful large map of the Pacific Ocean, including Japan, the west coasts of North & South America, and crude outlines of Australia and New Zealand based on the discoveries of Abel Tasman. Coloured.
Map Ref: AMER2166
Cartographer: Pierre Mortier
Title: : Mer de Sud ou Pacifique
Date: 1708      Size: 29 x 23 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Lovely example of Mortier's two sheet map of the Pacific Ocean initially published in 1700. Full original hand colour. (BC)
Map Ref: AMER2352
Cartographer: J. & R. Ottens
Title: : Magnum Mare del Zur
Date: c. 1730      Size: 22 x 19 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Pacific Ocean and California as an island. Large decorative cartouche. Original colour.
Map Ref: AMER1827
Cartographer: Robert de Vaugondy
Title: : Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes | Extrait d'une Carte Japonoise de l'Univers
Date: 1772      Size: 15 x 11 inches
Published: Paris
Description: This fascinating pair of maps compares a French map of the North Pacific by Philippe Buache from 1752 with a Japanese map of the same region copied by Engelbert Kaempfer in 1690-2.
Map Ref: AMER2331
Cartographer: Robert Sayer
Title: : The Russian Discoveries
Date: 1775      Size: 25 x 19 inches
Published: London
Description: Latest discoveries in the Pacific North West, using sources from the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. Shows routes of Danish Captain Vitus Bering (1681-1741) and Russian Captain Aleksei Chirikov (1703-1748). Original colour.
Map Ref: AMER1990
Cartographer: Tobias Conrad Lotter
Title: : Carte de l'Océan Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur..
Date: 1781      Size: 21 x 19 inches
Published: Augsburg
Description: Striking map of the North Pacific Ocean area marking the routes taken by Captain James Cook (1728-1779), and of Captain Charles Clerke (1741-1779) during their third expedition (1776-1780). Original Colour.
Map Ref: AMER2267
Cartographer: John Meares
Title: : Carta del Mar Pacifico del Nord che comprende la Costa Nord-Est d'Asia e la Coasta-Nord Ouest d'America
Date: c. 1795      Size: 22 x 17 inches
Published: Madrid
Description: North Pacific from an Italian edition of Captain John Meares' account of his voyage from China to the Northwest of America. Coloured.
Map Ref: AMER1981
Cartographer: Cadell & Davies
Title: : A Chart of the Strait between Asia & America with the Coast of Tschutski laid down from Astronomical Observations
Date: 1802      Size: 24 x 16 inches
Published: London
Description: Sea chart of the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska. From Martin Sauer's account of the 1786-94 Billings Expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. Coloured.
Map Ref: AMER1485
Cartographer: Christian Gottlieb Reichard
Title: : Der Noerdliche Theil des Grossenwelt Meeres
Date: 1804      Size: 26 x 20 inches
Published: Weimar
Description: Bering Straits and North Pacific. Original colour. (SL)
Map Ref: AMER1528
Cartographer: William Faden
Title: : Chart of the N.W. Coast of America and the N.E. Coast of Asia
Date: 1808      Size: 28 x 17 inches
Published: London
Description: Captain James Cook's 1778-79 voyage in the North Pacific, concentrating on the Bering Strait and the northwest coast of America. Updated with new discoveries to 1808. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: AMER2252
Cartographer: John Thomson
Title: : Chart of the Northern Passage between Asia & America
Date: 1816      Size: 24 x 20 inches
Published: London
Description: North Pacific. Centred on Behring Straits. Original colour. (SL)
Map Ref: AMER1955
Cartographer: Jean Francois de La Perouse
Title: : Carte Reduite du Grand Ocean
Date: 1818      Size: 35 x 24 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Pacific Ocean, America and Australia showing the track of La Perouse. Coloured. (SL)
Map Ref: AMER1790
Cartographer: George Philip & Son
Title: : Chart of the North West Passage, between Asia & America
Date: 1853      Size: 25 x 21 inches
Published: Liverpool
Description: North West Passage and the partly discovered North Pacific area. Original colour.
Map Ref: AMER2046
Cartographer: Justus Perthes
Title: : Edbeben-Fluth im Pacifischen Ocean, 13-16 August 1868
Date: 1869      Size: 10 x 8 inches
Published: Gotha
Description: Fascinating map showing the region of Peru affected by the 8.5-9.0 magnitude Arica Earthquake of 1868, as well as the resulting Tsunamis which reached New Zealand, Hawaii, and Samoa. Printed colour.
Map Ref: AMER2330
Cartographer: Franklin Scott
Title: : World War II: Pacific Area
Date: 1954      Size: 42 x 28 inches
Published: Goshen
Description: Highly colourful school map showing the pivotal events and battles of World War II in the Pacific. (SL)
Map Ref: AMER2158