"Oceanie", Garnier, Francis Marie Joseph
Subject: South Pacific Ocean
Period: 1860 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie
Color: Hand Color
27.8 x 19.6 inches
70.6 x 49.8 cm
This striking map centers on Oceania but extends to include China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, a number of Pacific islands, Hawaii, and a stretch of the western coast of North America. A key at bottom left identifies English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Portuguese possessions as well as independent Malaysian states. There is a decorative title cartouche at bottom right. The map is surrounded by a keyboard-style border. Printed in Paris by Sarazin.
Garnier's Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie is quite rare and sought-after for its elegant hand coloring, precise engraving, and decorative maps.
There is light offsetting of the title cartouche and minor scattered foxing.