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[A double-hemisphere wall map with side panels]

image of Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres Dressé Sur la Projection de M.r de la Hyre de l'Academie Royale des Sciences... show larger image

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NOLIN, Jean Baptiste.
Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres Dressé Sur la Projection de M.r de la Hyre de l'Academie Royale des Sciences... Paris, Crepy, 1767. Coloured. 1190 x 1500mm. Minor restoration, as is usual in these large wall maps.
A four-sheet map of the world, presented as a pair of hemispheres held aloft by allegorical figures of the Four Seasons. The added borders containing vignette scenes from the Old Testament, including the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark and the Ten Commandments. According to a small text the decorations were drawn and engraved by Bocquet from Nolin's ideas. The map, published only a couple of years before Captain Cook's first voyage, still shows only a partial outline of New Zealand and an unbroken Australian coastline joining Tasmania to New Guinea. In North America the 'Strait of Anian' forms a North West Passage from Hudson's Bay, and the St Lawrence River continues west from Lake Superior. SHIRLEY: World 605, 'one of the finest Large-scale world maps to be produced '
[Ref: 15148]   P.O.A.

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