"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties Connues de la Surface du Globe, Selon la Projection des Cartes Reduites, ou se Trouvent les Nlles. Decouvertes du Capit. Cook", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
Period: 1800 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
15.7 x 9.7 inches
39.9 x 24.6 cm
This thematic map was created to show how the world was divided by either religion, skin color, or facial features, depending on how the map was colored. This example is colored to show the world divided by four principal skin colors: white, brown, yellow and olive. 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 Erik the Red's discovery of Greenland and Barentz's discovery of Spitsbergen in 1596, and there is good detail of the islands of the Pacific. Title cartouche notes that Delamarche is the successor to Robert de Vaugondy. Engraved by Dien.
A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on a bright sheet with minor soiling in the bottom margin.