"Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Leth, Hendrik de
Period: 1740 (circa)
Publication: Nouvel Atlas Geographique & Historique...
Color: Hand Color
8.6 x 6.5 inches
21.8 x 16.5 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, the great Southern Continent. Decorative title cartouche and French text surrounds the map. For his Nouvel Atlas, Leth made close copies of Jacques Chiquet's maps published in Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas in 1719.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LETH-1a.
A nice impression issued folding, now flat, with archivally repaired separations along the folds, minor soiling, and faint dampstaining at bottom.