"Mappa Mundi Plani-sphaerica oder Carta Generalis Mundi", Croix, F. de la
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Black & White
8.3 x 4.3 inches
21.1 x 10.9 cm
An uncommon little double-hemispherical mapthat shows California as an island. The coastline of Australia is beginning to take shape as Nova Hollandia, and New Guinea is shown with an attachment to a large, amorphous landmass. Antarctica is named, and a large Ter. de Iesso is named off of the northwest coast of North America. Not in McLaughlin.
A velvety impression on a sheet with faint foxing. The far left margin has a couple wormtracks, well away from the map.