"Hemisphere Meridional pour Voir Plus Distinctement les Terres Australes", Dezauche, J. A.
Subject: South Pole
Period: 1782 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 18.5 inches
47 x 47 cm
This map is based on Delisle's earlier version depicting the Southern Hemisphere. The tracks of the explorers and circumnavigators around the southern oceans are shown, including Magellan in 1520, Abel Tasman in 1642, Edmund Halley in 1698-1700 and has been updated to include the voyages of Captain Cook from 1776-1780. The map provides very good detail, particularly of the explorations and discoveries in Australia and New Zealand where there are now complete coastlines.
Wide margins on watermarked paper. There is scattered foxing primarily in the blank margins and some damp stains along the edge of the sheet far from the image.