C1786

Hemisphere Orientale

Elaborately decorated c.18th map of the eastern hemisphere showing Australia and New Zealand according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages of exploration in 1642-4 and with an imaginary east coast extending from Van Diemen’s Land … Read Full Description

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S/N: WM-1786-DESNO–435184
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Full Title:

Hemisphere Orientale

Date:

C1786

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

517mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hemisphere Orientale - Antique Map from 1786

Genuine antique
dated:

1786

Description:

Elaborately decorated c.18th map of the eastern hemisphere showing Australia and New Zealand according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages of exploration in 1642-4 and with an imaginary east coast extending from Van Diemen’s Land to New Guinea. This depiction of the Australian continent was promoted by the French School of Theoretical Geography of which Nicholas Bellin the royal cartographer was involved in and who was held in high regard. The map is surrounded by an ornate engraved framed

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Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/bpt6k6532440

Louis Brion De La Tour (1756 - 1803)

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Louis Charles Desnos (1725 - 1805)

Desnos was both a globe maker and publisher of maps, appointed globe maker to the King of Denmark but spent most of his life working in Paris.

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