"L'Europe Dressee sur les Observations…", Chiquet, Jacques
Period: 1719 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
8.8 x 6.5 inches
22.4 x 16.5 cm
This charming small map of Europe is based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle. The Prime Meridian is shown as the Ferro meridian that was established in the year 1634 by the French king Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu. This meridian was chosen because Ferro island is the most western position of the Old World.
There is some light soil and a small repaired tear into bottom left margin. There is some stray blue coloring in the top blank margin.