SOLD Mappe Monde, ou description du globe terrestre, assujettie aux observs. astronoms.
- Date: 1786
- Condition: AA
- Colour: BW
- Size (cm): 17.8 x 22.0
Title: 'Mappe Monde, ou description du globe terrestre, assujettie aux observs. astronoms'.
An interesting double hemisphere map of the World. Tasmania and New Guinea are still joined to Australia. A speculative North-West passage is shown between Hudson Bay and the mythical West Sea. To the east of South America is a note saying 'Terre vue par Davis' - probably the first sighting of Easter Island.
This map was included in an uncommon miniature atlas measuring 10.5 cm by 6,5 cm (approx). In order to fit within the covers it was folded three times. Through successive unfolding and refolding the paper suffered slight damage at one or two of the intersections. A professional restorer (national library) has repaired the damage without loss. At the same time the image was de-acified, cleaned (but not bleached white) and pressed.