"Mappe-Monde, ou Carte General du Monde en Deux Plans Hemisphere", Bion, Nicolas
Period: 1728 (dated)
Publication: L'usage des globes celeste et terrestre
Color: Black & White
10.5 x 6.3 inches
26.7 x 16 cm
Handsome double-hemisphere map presented on Philippe de La Hire's projection. The northwest coast of North America is blank above C. Mendocin. Only the western coastline of New Zealand appears in the South Pacific and Australia is only partially mapped. There is still a partial coastline of the great southern continent, Terres Australies, et Inconnues. The routes of explorers are traced.
There is some faint offsetting that erases easily, else fine.