"Mappemonde Historique", Didot, P.
Period: 1808 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.3 x 19 inches
64.3 x 48.3 cm
This is a very large, attractive double hemisphere map with numerous notations on explorations, natural history and weather. The map shows only the major physical features. Australia and New Zealand are correctly mapped, but Alaska is shown in an early configuration, and there is no Antarctica. A lengthy portion of French text below is devoted to the various explorers and their routes. Size includes the text.
Original hand coloring. Marginal toning and chipping with a couple of spots of foxing in the map.