Antique Print-WORLD MAP-MERCATOR-MAPPE MONDE-Bonne-1787

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Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties Connues de la Surface de la Terre (?). – World map on Mercator’s projection. Greenland and the Arctic are attached to North America. Alaska is shown with a rudimentary shape. The most interesting features are the large inland sea in the Pacific Northwest with its outlet named Canal du Roi George and a river connecting it to Hudson Bay. Above this is another large lake with a huge river flowing to the Pacific at Is. San Carlos. Australia is named Nouvelle Hollande and includes Terre de Diemen. Numerous small islands are shown throughout the world.

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‘Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties Connues de la Surface de la Terre (?).’

Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 41,3 x 28 cm. (16,3 x 11 inch). Image size: 35,5 x 24,3 cm. (14 x 9,6 inch).

Atlas encyclopedique, contenant la geographie ancienne et quelques cartes (?) by Rigobert Bonne and Nicolas Desmarest, published in France 1787.

Made by an anonymous engraver after ‘Rigobert Bonne’.

Condition: Good, given age. Edges with an occsional tiny tear, not affecting image. A few minor crinkles. Small tear upper left margin; backed with acid free paper. Minimal stain upper left of image.Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: WORLD MAP-MERCATOR-MAPPE MONDE

PCOM-A8-40

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Dimensions 28 × 41 × 1 cm

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