"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres...", Luyts, Jans
Period: 1692 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
12.2 x 8 inches
31 x 20.3 cm
This double hemisphere map is beautifully decorated with clouds at the top and allegorical representations of the four continents at the bottom. The title in the decorative, ribbon banner attributes Nicholas Sanson as the map's originator. It was engraved by Antoine de Winter (who engraved many maps for Sanson) and was first published in Jan Luyts' Introductio Ad Geographiam in 1692, and later in Francois Halma's Description de l'Univers... in 1700. California is shown as an island, and Terre de Iesso stretches between Asia and North America. There is a bit of the coastline of New Zealand nearly connecting to a massiveTerre Magellanique, and Australia, here called Nouvelle Hollande, is only partly mapped.
References: Shirley #553.
There is minor toning along the centerfold and an unobtrusive stain at bottom left. A short tear at bottom adjacent to centerfold has been professionally repaired.