"Mappemonde Physique surla Projection Reduite de Mercator", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1821 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 14.2 inches
50.3 x 36.1 cm
Very finely engraved map on Mercator's Projection and centered on the Pacific Ocean. Australia is Nouvelle Hollande and is completely blank in the interior with just a few place names on the coast. Tasmania is separate. Antarctica shows up as a short strip of coast directly below South America and is labeled Nouvelle Shetland. Brue's embossed seal and keyboard-style border.
Crisp impression and delicate color.