"Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre, Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques ", Janvier/Lattre
Period: 1782 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.9 x 12.2 inches
45.5 x 31 cm
A lovely double hemisphere map with a very decorative garland draped title cartouche. Australia is shown with an east coast and New South Wales is named, however Tasmania remains linked to the mainland. The place name T. de Diemen is shown twice, in Tasmania and in Arnhem Land, the region of today's Darwin. A notation next to Owhi-hee (Hawaii) indicates the location of Captain Cook's death in 1779. A rudimentary northwestern coastline is shown in North America, with Alaska almost completely missing.
References: Perry & Prescott #1782.02.
Issued on watermarked paper with minor foxing mostly in the margins and a faint dampstain adjacent to the centerfold.