"Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres...", Chiquet, Jacques
Period: 1729 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.7 x 6.4 inches
22.1 x 16.3 cm
This delicately engraved double hemisphere world map features the island of California and a Northwest Passage. There is little interior detail with only major nations named. Ter. de Jesso appears off the east coast of Asia, Australia is incomplete and still attached to New Guinea, only the west coast of New Zealand appears, and there is still a partial coastline for Terres Australes. Decorative title cartouche and French text surrounds the map.
Issued folding, now pressed with light soiling. A worm hole in top neatline and one small tear in left blank margin have both been professionally repaired.