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A highly decorative separate-issue world map

Stock No. 24097 Category: Tag: Cartographer: BAILLEUL, Nicolas (le Jeune).

Nouvelle Mappe-Monde avec la repr?sentation des deux Emisph?res Celestes, les Disques du Soleil, et de la Lune, et les differents sentiments sur la mouvem.t des Plantes.
Lyon: Daudet, c.1750. Coloured. 525 x 725mm.

£4,500

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A beautiful large-format double-hemisphere world map, dedicated to Bertrand Ren? Pallu, Louis XV's commissioner of Lyon.
On the map, Tasmania is connected to New Guinea by a straight, unbroken coastline, twenty years before Cook mapped New South Wales; in the North Atlantic, Frobisher's Strait crosses Greenland and the mythical island of Buss is marked, here associated with the older myth of Friesland; and California is shown as a peninsula, with no mapping of the American coastline further north.
Engraved by Delamonce, the borders packed with decorative detail: above the map[ are allegorical figures of the Roman gods and Muses; underneath map are allegorical figures of the continents, above are the gods; down each side are astronomical diagrams; and in the cusps are celestial spheres.
This in an early state: c.1770 the map was re-engraved, with Australia bulging out to the east and the fictitious 'Mer de L'Ouest' added above California.

Additional information

Dimensions 725 × 525 mm
Cartographer

Date

1750

Extra Info

Nouvelle Mappe-Monde avec la repr?sentation des deux Emisph?res Celestes, les Disques du Soleil, et de la Lune, et les differents sentiments sur la mouvem.t des Plantes.

Publication

Lyon: Daudet, c.1750. Coloured. 525 x 725mm.

Condition

A good example.

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