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"Mappe-Monde Divisee en Deux Hemispheres avec les Decouvertes Faites dans les Derniers Voyages...", Herisson, Eustache
Period: 1851 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
28.6 x 20.5 inches
72.6 x 52.1 cm
This large double-hemisphere map was created to be used in schools. It shows tracks of all the major voyages of discovery completed in the 18th and early 19th centuries, including Captain Cook's three voyages, la Perouse, Vancouver, and Dumont d'Urville. The map is precisely engraved and filled with finely rendered detail in the interior and along coastlines. Updates have been made in Antarctica showing large ice floes and portions of coastline. Surrounding the map are north and south polar views, an armillary sphere, and diagrams of the solar system based on Copernicus, Ptolemy, Descartes and Tycho Brahe.
Contemporary outline color on a lightly toned sheet with some soiling and staining. The sheet was folded into four causing some creasing and a separations along the folds, which have been repaired and reinforced on verso with old paper. The top edge of the sheet has also been reinforced with old paper on verso to repair a number of tiny tears.