"Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres...", Chiquet, Jacques
Period: 1729 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
8.4 x 6.4 inches
21.3 x 16.3 cm
This delicately engraved double hemisphere world map features the island of California and a Northwest Passage. There is little interior detail with only major nations named. Ter. de Jesso appears off the east coast of Asia, Australia is incomplete and still attached to New Guinea, only the west coast of New Zealand appears, and there is still a partial coastline for Terres Australes. Decorative title cartouche and French text surrounds the map.
There are a few errant ink spots in the text at bottom, a small paper flaw at top right, and light soiling that is largely confined to the margins.