"Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances", Lattre, Jean
Period: 1760 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.2 x 15 inches
64 x 38.1 cm
Finely engraved double hemisphere map surrounded in a rococo style frame in the elaborate French style. The unusual map is presented on a projection centered on the Tropic of Cancer for the Western Hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Eastern Hemisphere. In North America, the northwest coast includes the conjectural geography of Philippe Buache with the Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia and New Zealand are yet to be completely mapped. Below the map are columns of French text.
Short fold separation in blank margin and a couple of small damp stains.