"Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les plus Celebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook", Cook, James (Capt.)
Subject: Southern Hemisphere
Period: 1775 (circa)
Publication: Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
21 x 21 inches
53.3 x 53.3 cm
This detailed chart is a French edition of Cook's voyage in the southern hemisphere that is drawn in a circular polar-projection. Lists beside the map provide details of discoveries and destinations in the southern hemisphere. Details include the routes of other explorers including Tasman, Dampierre, Carteret, Byron, Bougainville, Furneaux and others. The copper-engraved chart shows all of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) with Tasmania attached to the mainland. There is good detail of the East Indies and the Celebes.
Issued folding, now pressed flat. Original hand coloring on thick sheet with close margin at bottom, as issued. A few areas of toning or staining, centerfold reinforced on verso with old paper repair.