"Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula / Nieuwe en Allernaeukeurigste Weereldt-Kaert", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.3 x 20.3 inches
59.2 x 51.6 cm
This is a reworked example of Jaillot's 1694 double hemisphere world map with the decorative elements surrounding the map removed. It shows North America with an incomplete coastline in the northwest, but California is attached. Only Virginia and Carolina are noted along the east coast, with a huge Florida and New Mexico occupying most of the continent. In the Northern Pacific is a section of land with a note: "Terra Detecta a Dom Juan de Gama cum e Chine in Novam Hispaniam iter fecit" indicating it was land discovered by Juan de Gama on a voyage from China to New Spain. Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania are shown with incomplete coastlines, and New Guinea is attached to Australia. On Terra Australes, there is a note stating "Cap Circoncision detected 1739." The tracks and discoveries of numerous explorers are noted.
References: cf. Shirley (World) #561.
Original color with some minor printer's ink residue and isolated foxing in the image.