Features the Sea of the West
"Mappe Monde Carte Universelle de la Terre Dressee sur les Nouvelles Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Bourgoin, P.
Period: 1766 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17.3 x 12.3 inches
43.9 x 31.2 cm
This scarce and decorative double hemisphere world map includes a prominent Mer de l'Ouest and two potential Northwest Passages in the Pacific Northwest. It depicts partial coastlines of Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and New Zealand. The hemispheres are surrounded by decorative elements including banner titles flying above each hemisphere, an armillary sphere, a cannon, and more. This edition omits Bougoin's imprint from the rococo-style title cartouche.
References: McGuirk #135.
A crisp impression with marginal soiling, a minor crease adjacent to the centerfold, and a small chip at bottom right.