By: John Blair
Date: 1779 (Published) London
Dimensions: 16.5 x 22 inches (42 x 55.88 cm)
This gorgeous map of SE Asia, India, and part of China extends to Tibet, the Maldives, Sumatra, part of Borneo, Hainan, and Kanton was included in the atlas of John Blair, a fascinating oeuvre which was created for and dedicated to Augusta, Princess Dowager of Wales, in 1779. The map is colored by kingdoms, provinces and other boundary demarcations. A detailed inset of the Philippines adds to the interest of the map.
The map is highly detailed with all geographical and topographical information including cities, towns, fortifications, rivers, lakes and mountains, islands, seas, gulfs and oceans. Blair’s aim was to provide an accurate chronology and history of the world from its creation to the year of Christ 1779, for it was his belief that too much time and attention were being spent on the study and discussion of historical events without a proper chronological framework in which to place them.
Condition: This beautiful hand colored map is a bold impression in superb A condition on watermarked paper.
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