"Mappe Monde suivant la projection des cartes rediutes",
Period: 1778 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.5 x 9.2 inches
39.4 x 23.4 cm
Handsome world map on Mercator's projection. Most of the northwest in North America is blank except for a notation and hint of the possible Northwest Passage and discoveries of Admiral de Fonte. Decorative title cartouche. Original outline color keyed to the color of the inhabitants - being white, brown, yellow and olive. Minor surface soil in margins, else fine.