"Carte Reduite de la Mer du Sud pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: South Pacific Ocean
Period: 1753 (dated)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 8.3 inches
36.3 x 21.1 cm
This map of the South Pacific presents nice detail of the region. Eastern Australia is shown with dotted lines connecting both Tasmania and New Guinea in a conjectural coastline. New Zealand is shown with only the western coastline demarcated. The Americas are shown from Baja California through Central America and the western coastline of South America including the Straits of Magellan and Cape Horn.
References: cf. Tooley (Australia) #158.
Issued folding, now pressed flat on paper with a bunch of grapes and heart watermarks. There is light offsetting and a few minor extraneous creases.