"Carte Magnetique des Deux Hemispheres", Tardieu
Period: 1800 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.6 x 7 inches
34.5 x 17.8 cm
An unusual twin hemisphere map on a polar projection. Only the continental outlines are delineated with major countries named. Part of the northwest coast of North America is shown by a dotted line and Alaska is in a rudimentary shape. Likewise, the southern coast of Australia is still unknown and Tasmania is thought to be connected to the mainland.