"Orbis Veteribus Noti Tabula Nova", Delisle/Buache
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1745 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 19.5 inches
49.5 x 49.5 cm
This fine map of the Eastern Hemisphere is presented in Delisle's scientific style without decorations. In Asia, Japan is joined with a large island labeled Terra Incognita. Australia is beginning to take shape with Tasman's discoveries shown. Engraved by Des Rosiers.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins, a paper flaw in Antarctic Circle, and very light toning along centerfold.