C1806

Mappe Monde Historique

Mapmaker:

A. Lesage

An early edition of this map identified by the note of Baudin and Flinders on the mainland of the southern coast just above King Island. In later additions this note is moved below Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island and the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mappe Monde Historique

Date:

C1806

Mapmaker:

A. Lesage

Engraver:

Alexandre Blondeau 

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

660mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappe Monde Historique - Antique Map from 1806

Genuine antique
dated:

1806

Description:

An early edition of this map identified by the note of Baudin and Flinders on the mainland of the southern coast just above King Island. In later additions this note is moved below Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island and the coast is shown with both explorers discoveries.
Double hemisphere world map showing Australia with the east charted according to Cook, the discovery of Bass Strait and the separation of Van Diemen’s Land to mainland is also shown. On the southern coast is a note referring to the recent expeditions of Baudin and Flinders made in 1802-3 but not showing these discovery. The results of which were not published until 1807 and 1814 respectively. 

Numerous other pieces of historical information as noted throughout the map. At the lower section of the sheet is an extensive list of observations and historical facts.

From Le Sage, Atlas universel complet de Géographie ancienne et moderne conformément à l’état physique, politique et historique actuel du globe, avec les dernières découvertes.

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