"Mappe-Monde, ou Carte Generale du Monde en Deux Plans Hemisphere Suivant la Projection de Mr. de la Hire de l'Academie Royale des Sciences...", Bion, Nicolas
Period: 1744 (dated)
Color: Black & White
10.4 x 6.4 inches
26.4 x 16.3 cm
This handsome double-hemisphere world map is presented on Philippe de La Hire's projection. The northwest coast of North America is completely blank above C. Mendocin, and the only settlement mentioned west of the Mississippi River is Santa Fe. In the south Pacific Ocean, only the western coastline of New Zealand appears and Australia is partially mapped. A partial coastline of the great southern continent, Terres Australies, et Inconnues, still appears. The routes of several explorers are traced.
A crisp impression with a couple of faint stains in the top margin that just enter the border. Issued folding.