"Mappemonde ou Description du Globe Terrestre", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles
Period: 1748 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Portatif Universel et Militaire
Color: Hand Color
12.1 x 6.4 inches
30.7 x 16.3 cm
Small double hemisphere world with a completely blank western coastline of North America and California in peninsular form. Australia and New Zealand are partially mapped with a speculative southern and eastern coastline, and Terre de Diemen is depicted as attached to the mainland. This is the first state, engraved by Lattre.
References: Pedley #5.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with very faint offsetting and some minor toning mostly concentrated along the centerfold.