"Mappe Monde qui comprend les Nouvelles decouvertes faites jusqu'a ce jour", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1748 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Charming double hemisphere map with the female representations of the continents adorning each corner. The northwest part of North America is nearly blank except for a complex river and lake system alluding to a Northwest Passage. Nouvelle Hollande is shown with the known coastlines connected between the mainland, Tasmania and New Guinea, creating an oddly shaped landmass.
Original outline color. Minor soil at bottom.