"Carte Reduite des Terres et des Mers du Globe Terrestre", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1782 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12.5 x 8.5 inches
31.8 x 21.6 cm
Simple copper engraved map of the world on Mercator's projection. Alaska is just beginning to take shape, following the discoveries of Capt. Cook, and the Sandwich Islands are named. The Sea of the West still remains in North America, as well as another spurious river and lake system alluding to a Northwest Passage.
Separation on bottom fold, just entering border, else fine.