"Hemisphere Occidental du Globe Terrestre Contenant l'Amerique Septentle. et l'Amerique Mle.... / Hemisphere Oriental du Globe Terrestre Contenant l'Asie l'Afrique l'Europe...", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre
Period: 1702 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 12.5 inches
57.2 x 31.8 cm
This unique map depicts the world in two hemispheres in typical western and eastern form, along with six smaller hemispheres showing the world from various angles. Beside the two large hemispheres are panels of text explaining how to project the world in plane form. A large southern continent is still prominently shown, and the coastlines of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and the Salomon Islands are still incomplete. In North America, California is depicted as an island with the D. d'Anian separating California from a large Terre de Iesso. An interesting sheet that is not often found in this complete format, as the engravings are printed from three separate plates.
References: Shirley #574.
Watermarked paper with very minor soiling and one tiny edge tear.