"Mappe-Mondes sur Diverses Projections", Chamouin, Jean Baptiste Marie
Period: 1812 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 12.8 inches
46.7 x 32.5 cm
Very unusual early 19th century double hemisphere world map. Finely engraved and centered on South East Asia, it features topography rather than political divisions. Five other projections surround the map: Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern and Mercator's. The pictorial title cartouche features the four female representations of the continents, Venus in a seashell, and frolicking mermaids. Engraved by Giraldon.
There is light scattered foxing mostly in the blank margins and along the centerfold, with some minor toning at the sheet's edges. A tiny part of the title cartouche is missing, apparently as issued.