"Kaart van de Twee Platte Warelds Bollen Waar in Aangetoond Word alt Geen tot Heden is Ondekt na de Nieuste Kaarten Getekent", Gravius, N. T.
Period: 1787 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 6.9 inches
30.2 x 17.5 cm
This is a later edition of Jacob Keizer's double-hemisphere world map of the same title, with updates based on recent explorations. New Zealand is fully delineated and the eastern coast of Australia is beginning to take shape based on Captain James Cook's second voyage, although Tasmania is still connected to Australia. The location of Cook's death in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in 1779 during his third voyage is noted. The new United States is named "XIII Vereen State" and extends west to the Mississippi River. A River of the West (West Rivier) extends from the Pacific well into the middle of North America, and the coastline of the Pacific Northwest is conjectural north of the river. Despite knowledge of Cook's third voyage, Alaska has not yet taken shape. Engraved by H. Klockhoff.
A sharp impression with contemporary outline color, issued folding on a sheet with the watermarks of a Strasburg Lily and "C&I Honig." There are a few minor spots of foxing.