"Carte Reduite des Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1755 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
32.5 x 21.2 inches
82.6 x 53.8 cm
A very large world chart on Mercator's projection. North America is shown with a partial Mer de l'Ouest, and the Russian discoveries of 1728 and 1741 in the Northwest. There is an odd river and lake network connecting Hudson Bay with Lake Superior. Australia is shown as Nouvelle Hollande with Terre de Diemen, New Guinea and Terre du S. Esprit (New Herbrides) linked to the mainland. A partial coast of New Zealand and the Soloman Islands appear in the Pacific. Large, decorative title and distance scale cartouches and a fine compass rose with rhumb lines. Issued by the Depot de la Marine with their seal at bottom right and Prix. Trente Sols.
Couple of minor printer's creases, overall fine.