"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres", Bossuet, Jacques Benigne
Period: 1755 (published)
Publication: Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle…
Color: Hand Color
6.5 x 5.1 inches
16.5 x 13 cm
This handsome small world map depicts California as an island, with the Iesso als Ieco landmass stretching nearly to Japan. At the South Pole there are still remnants of Terre Magellanique Australe et Incogneue which nearly connects with a partial coastline of New Zealand. New Guinea is shown in approximately its correct position. The map also shows the short-lived N. Danemarck west of Hudson Bay. It is based on Sanson's pocket atlas map and includes a considerable amount of information for such a small map.
A crisp impression, issued folding, with a few spots of foxing and minor toning.