"[Untitled - World]", Peeters, Jacques
Period: 1692 (published)
Publication: L'Atlas en Abrege, 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.
References: Shirley #554.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with minor soiling in the eastern hemisphere and light toning along the top edge of the sheet.