"Mappemonde Physique sur la Projection Reduite de Mercator", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1821 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.2 x 14.3 inches
51.3 x 36.3 cm
Very finely engraved map on Mercator's Projection and centered on the Pacific Ocean. Australia is Nouvelle Hollande and is completely blank in the interior with just a few place names on the coast. Tasmania is separate. Antarctica shows up as a short strip of coast directly below South America and is labeled Nouvelle Shetland. Brue's embossed seal is at bottom right and the map is surrounded by a keyboard-style border.
A bright sheet with light offsetting and minor toning along the centerfold.