"De Wareld in een Ronde gedaante van de Noord Pool te zien [on sheet with] De Wareld verbeeld in de gedaante van een Hard en geleege na de Stelling van de Hr. Guil de L'Isle", Keizer/De Lat
Period: 1747 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
11.2 x 6.9 inches
28.4 x 17.5 cm
Copper engraving with three world maps on the sheet. At left is a northern projection showing all the landmasses. At right is a cordiform projection (heart-shaped). At top is a map of the world as known to the ancients. Both the polar and cordiform projections show CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND. However, as this map was published at the very end of the controversy over the insular nature of California, the engraver has covered all his bases and shows the island touching the mainland near the center of the eastern coast.
Issued folded and now backed with Japanese tissue. Browning and a bit of loss on folds, with facsimile of the letter "D" in title at right.