"Mappemonde a l'usage de l'inst. Par Guillaume Delisle et Philippe Buache",
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.7 x 17.2 inches
65.3 x 43.7 cm
Stunning large double hemisphere with the title in ribbon form and a large sun with clouds across the top of the map and a decorative advertisement cartouche at bottom. The map shows well formed continents with the latest discoveries. The routes of the major explorers are traced, including several landfalls in Antarctica. Some old repairs on bottom centerfold and a bit of marginal roughness.