"Mappemonde sur la Projection de Mercator", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1840 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 14.3 inches
51.1 x 36.3 cm
Drawn on Mercator's Projection and centered on the Pacific Ocean. Australia is also called Nouvelle Hollande and is completely blank in the interior with just a few place names on the coast including Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Port Jackson. The map provides an early depiction of Antarctica, partially extending off the map, with broken coastal areas and early place names.
A nice impression with original color, very wide margins, just a couple of spots of foxing, and a few tiny tears and chips in blank margins. There is a centerfold separation that extends just past the border at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival tape.