"Mappemonde en Deux Hemispheres ou l'on a Indique les Nouvelles Decouvertes", Chanlaire & Mentelle
Period: 1798 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.7 x 12.6 inches
42.4 x 32 cm
This handsome twin hemisphere map presents a view of the physical world with particularly nice detail of the islands throughout the world. Australia is still oddly shaped with a partially delineated southern coastline. Ter. De Diemen is still connected to Australia, although Bass Strait is shown just south, separating Pte. du Tristan from the mainland. Engraved by Pierre Francois Tardieu.
A bright, clean example on watermarked paper with wide margins and attractive color.