"Carte Reduite des Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaus de la Marine pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy…",
Period: 1755 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
32 x 21 inches
81.3 x 53.3 cm
A very large world chart on Mercator's projection. North America is shown with a partial "Mer de l'Ouest", and the Russian discoveries of 1728 and 1741in the Northwest. There is an odd river and lake network connecting Hudson Bay with Lake Superior. Australia is shown as "Nouvelle Hollande" with "Terre de Diemen" linked to the mainland. New Guinea and "Terre du S. Esprit (New Herbrides) also linked to the mainland. A partial coast of New Zealand and the Soloman Islands appear in the Pacific. Large, decorative title and distance scale cartouches and a fine compass rose with rhumb lines. Printer's crease at bottom and a short fold split in top margin, well away from map.