"L'Ancien Monde et le Nouveau en Deux Hemispheres", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1785 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.2 x 8.4 inches
41.1 x 21.3 cm
Attractive double hemisphere world map. In North America, the United States is named and confined along the eastern seaboard. The entire western region is blank with the only place names being Santa Fe and Cape Mendocino. There is a large group of islands in the North Pacific including Alaschka in the vicinity of Alaska. Tasmania is attached to Australia and both islands of New Zealand are depicted.
Issued folding, with faint offsetting, light soiling, and marginal toning. There are professional repairs to several short edge tears, a tear that enters 3.5" into the image at top center, and a large chip confined to the blank margin at top left.