"Mappemonde ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17.5 x 13 inches
44.5 x 33 cm
Lovely double hemisphere world map surrounded by a florid vine pattern with depictions of the sun, moon and a compass rose. The map has CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND with the coastline above stretching nearly to Asia. 'Terres Australis Inconnues' is connected to 'New Hollande' and there is no sign of New Zealand, or any other Pacific islands. The voyages of Drake, Cavandish, and others are shown and several ships sail the oceans. Below the map are tables of French text listing the nations of the world and geographic terms.
Later coloring, very clean and crisp with expert repair on tiny split in margin.