"Mappe Monde Suivant la Projection des Cartes Reduites", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Period: 1778 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.4 x 9.5 inches
39.1 x 24.1 cm
Handsome world map on Mercator's projection. Most of the Northwest region in North America is blank except for a notation and hint of the possible Northwest Passage and discoveries of Admiral de Fonte. The island of Tasmania is still connected to Australia. Decorative title cartouche.
References: Pedley #15.
Dark impression on thick paper with later full coloring.