"Carte de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Monde, Suivant une projection nouvelle", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre
Period: 1787 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16 x 10.5 inches
40.6 x 26.7 cm
A very uncommon world map designed in a crisp style and presented on Mercator's projection. The map is very detailed, particularly in the oceans with recent discoveries noted in Greenland, Canada, the South Pacific and North Pacific. In North America a huge River of the West (Fl. de l'Ouest) is the most prominent feature and the northwest coast is lacking any hint of the Alaskan peninsula. The composition is nicely decorated with an elaborate, French-style title cartouche and a compass rose.
Beautiful impression and attractive color. There are a couple of light, marginal stains, well away from the map.