"Oceanie ou Cinquieme Partie du Monde Comprenant l'Archipel d'Asie, l'Australasie, la Polynesie &a...", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Subject: Pacific Ocean
Period: 1814 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
30.5 x 21 inches
77.5 x 53.3 cm
This handsome map of the Pacific Ocean gives excellent detail of the numerous islands in the Pacific as well as the surrounding continents. North America is shown nearly in full, with the extensive network of rivers and lakes depicted. Present-day United States is divided into Etats-Unis, Louisiane, and Nouveau Mexique. Only a few states and cities are identified, primarily along the East Coast. In Asia, detail is confined to the coasts, and the numerous islands throughout Southeast Asia are well depicted and labeled. In the South Pacific, New Guinea is still only partially delineated, and the southern coastline is quite rudimentary. The coastline of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) is complete and there is an abundance of information along the coasts, based in part on an expedition to Australia led by Nicolas Baudin from 1800-1803, which Brue accompanied as a teenager.
A crisp impression issued folding on a watermarked sheet with minor scattered foxing, faint offsetting, a short edge tear at bottom that has been archivally repaired, and a couple small holes at fold intersections that have been closed on verso with archival materials.