"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties du Globe Corrigee et Augmentee des Decouvertes du Cap. Cook de Celles de la Perouse en 1801...", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
Period: 1804 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
15.4 x 9.4 inches
39.1 x 23.9 cm
This copper engraved map of the world is drawn on Mercator's projection. Considering the scale, there is good detail of major place names, watershed and islands of the world. The map has been updated to illustrate the recent discoveries of Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, and Mackenzie. Notations in the Arctic discuss recent explorations, and there is good detail of the islands of the Pacific. This map was issued in three versions based on the three legends at top, depicting how the world is divided by religion, skin color, and facial features. This version divides the world into four principal skin colors. Title cartouche notes that Delamarche is the successor to Robert de Vaugondy.
Contemporary outline color with light scattered foxing.