"Mappe Monde sur un Plan Horisontal, Situe a 45d. de Latitude Sud. Hemisphere Occidental", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1770 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.7 x 9.3 inches
34.8 x 23.6 cm
Attractive and finely engraved circular chart shows the southern regions of North America, South America, the South Pacific Ocean, Australia and New Zealand, drawn with a south polar projection. Australia is named Nouvelle Hollande and is still connected to Terre de Diemen. Two spheres are located on either side of the central chart, showing the circles around the earth of the latitudes, tropics, equator, zodiac and horizons. A fine example of the work of Rigobert Bonne, the Royal Hydrographer in Paris.
On watermarked, deckle-edged paper with a couple of damp stains at the sheet's bottom edge, away from the image.