"Mappe-Monde Dressee pour l'Etude de la Geographie, relativement aux Auteurs les plus Modernes", Brion de la Tour, Louis
Period: 1778 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12 x 11.8 inches
30.5 x 30 cm
This decorative double hemisphere map features a prominent Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage in North America and a conjectural shape for Australia that incorporates Tasmania into the mainland. The title and dedication cartouches are tucked between the cusps with the hemispheres supported on the shoulders of two naked men and the map is surrounded in a rococo-style border.
Professional repair on centerfold.