"Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre, Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques ", Janvier/Lattre
Period: 1775 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.6 x 11.9 inches
44.7 x 30.2 cm
A lovely double hemisphere map with a very decorative garland-draped title cartouche. Australia is shown with an east coast, and New South Wales is named; however, Tasmania remains linked to the mainland. The place name T. de Diemen is shown twice, in Tasmania and in T. d'Arnhem, the region of today's Darwin. Hawaii does not yet appear in the Pacific. A rudimentary northwestern coastline is shown in North America, with Alaska almost completely missing, and Greenland is connected to the Arctic.
References: cf. Perry & Prescott #1782.02.
Contemporary outline color on watermarked paper with light toning, moderate soiling, several printer's creases, and an archivally repaired tear in the right blank margin.