"[Set of 6] Le Globe Terrestre [and] L'Europe [and] L'Asie [and] L'Afrique [and] L'Amerique Septentrionale [and] L'Amerique Meridionale", Chiquet, Jacques
Subject: World and Continents
Period: 1719 (dated)
Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique…
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 6.5 inches
21.6 x 16.5 cm
Charming set of small maps. The double hemisphere world and the North American map feature the Island of California. In Asia and the Pacific, Australia is incompletely mapped and still connected to New Guinea and only the western coastline of New Zealand is shown. Remnants of Terres Australes are still shown and in the Arctic there is a Northwest Passage linking Hudson's Bay with D. d'Anian. Both Africa and Asia conform to the standard French geography of the period. Each map is embellished with a decorative cartouche and the American maps are further decorated with ships and sea monsters.
References: America - McLaughlin #191; Asia - Yeo #113.
Pleasant original color. Stains in margins with some ink and pencil notations. Damp stain just entering a couple of borders at lower left and a couple of very insignificant spots within maps.