"Mappemonde Projectee sur l'Horison de Paris et sur son Antipode [on sheet with] Mappemonde sur la Projection Polaire", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Subject: World, Polar
Period: 1828 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
14.5 x 16.5 inches
36.8 x 41.9 cm
This uncommon map has four hemispheric world views drawn on polar projections. Both the northern and southern hemisphere are presented in two projections, namely polar and a horizontal polar view offset by 30°. The polar views show the entire globe up to (or down to) the equator. The northern offset view is centered on France so the entire continent of Africa is shown, and much of South America to include the entire basin of the Amazon River. In Asia are seen Most of Indo-China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. The southern offset projection is centered on the South Pacific showing all of the islands up to Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand and Patagonia in Argentina. In Australia Tasmania is separate and Sydney is located. Antarctica in both projects is blank save for a number of surrounding islands, each named and the majority south of South America. Includes Is. Shetland, Is. Pierre, Is. Sandwich, and Terre de Kergeulen. At lower left is the embossed seal of Brue. Each of the four hemispheres surrounded by a keyboard-style border.
Crisp, beautiful impression with fine original hand coloring in outline on a large sheet (21" x 26") with huge margins. Light burn in outer portion of wide margins from past framing.