"[Untitled - World]", Peeters, Jacques
Period: 1692 (published)
Publication: L'Atlas en Ebrege ou Nouvelle Description du Monde…
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 5.6 inches
27.4 x 14.2 cm
This double-hemisphere world map shows the island of California with a completely blank Northwest coast of North America, and a large lake in central United States. In the southern hemisphere, Australia and New Zealand are partially mapped, and Australia appears to be connected to New Guinea. Allegorical figures fill the corners and cusps between the spheres, with Apollo and his chariot at top. Engraved by Jacob Harrewyn.
See also lot 735 for Rodney Shirley's excellent reference work that describes this map.
References: Shirley #554.
A fine impression issued folding with a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light.