"De Werelt Caart", Wetstein/Smith
Period: 1728 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20 x 14.5 inches
50.8 x 36.8 cm
Handsome double hemisphere map derived from up-to-date sources of information (probably French). The tributaries of the Mississippi are depicted, California is an island, Australia is nearly complete, except the eastern and southern coast, and there are partial coastlines of Van Diemen's Land, New Zealand and Quiri Regio. In the four corners of the map are astronomical diagrams with explanations in Dutch text, and at center are north and south polar projections.