"Introduction a la Geographie de la Corespondance du Globe Terrestre ou Mappe-Monde avec la Sphere Celeste par les Cercles, les Lignes, et les Points…", Desnos, Louis Charles
Period: 1766 (dated)
Publication: Atlas ou Recueil…
Color: Hand Color
26.7 x 17.7 inches
67.8 x 45 cm
Large and boldly engraved double hemispheric map with California as an Island. Decorated with three armillary spheres, a crest and long descriptive notes at top. The hemispheres contain numerous notes and comments while detail inland is rudimentary.
References: Phillips (A) 5979-4.
Dark impression with original coloring and wide margins. Some roughness along edge, very light water stain into top, two tiny holes in ocean with old repairs, else very good.