"Mappe-Monde Suivant la Projection des Cartes Reduites", Chanlaire & Mentelle
Period: 1798 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique
Color: Hand Color
16.8 x 12.6 inches
42.7 x 32 cm
Very finely engraved world map drawn on Mercator's Projection. The map features the explorations of Bougainville and Cook with the routes delineated and dated. The northern regions of Canada and Greenland are left open-ended with Greenland connected to the mainland. Antarctica is virtually empty with only a few glaciers noted and the Terre de Sandwick called out.
Very crisp impression with original hand coloring on a sheet with wide, original margins. No flaws except two small mirrored stains at center.