"Mappe-Monde Dressee Suivant les Nouvelles Relations et Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
Period: 1812 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
29.1 x 18.5 inches
73.9 x 47 cm
Fifth state of this attractive double hemisphere world first issued in 1749. The map has been updated with information, particularly the additional discoveries of Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, and Mackenzie to the year 1802 as noted in the supplementary cartouche. With these discoveries now reflected in the map, we no longer see the notion of a Northwest Passage. However, much of the inland Pacific Northwest is still relatively blank. The tracks of explorations and trade routes are shown in detail throughout. The large title cartouche is draped with a garland of flowers. Originally by the Robert de Vaugondy family, this map was reissued by their successor, Charles Francois Delamarche.
References: cf. Pedley #6.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with a few printer's creases adjacent to the centerfold and a fold separation confined to the bottom blank margin. A 1" section along the left border has been severed and skillfully reattached on verso with old paper and a chip in the bottom right corner has been reattached.