"Mappe Monde qui Comprend les Nouvelles decouvertes faites jusqu'a ce jour", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1748 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
11.7 x 8.7 inches
29.7 x 22.1 cm
Charming double hemisphere map with the female representations of the continents adorning each corner. The Northwest part of North America is nearly blank except for a complex river and lake system alluding to a Northwest Passage. "Nouvelle Hollande" is shown with the known coastlines connected between the mainland, Tasmania and New Guinea, creating an oddly shaped landmass.
Paper added to bottom margin to better facilitate framing.