C1792

Mappe Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre & Aquatique Suivant les Dernieres & Meilleures

Mapmaker:

Jan Barend Elwe (1774 - 1815)

Very elaborate c.18th double hemisphere world map embellished with allegorical representations of the continents based on Jaillot’s world map. Australian is shown with the Dutch discoveries up to and including those of Abel Tasman 1642-1744. California is shown as an island … Read Full Description

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S/N: WM-1792-ELWE–234318
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Full Title:

Mappe Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre & Aquatique Suivant les Dernieres & Meilleures

Date:

C1792

Mapmaker:

Jan Barend Elwe (1774 - 1815)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

613mm 
x 464mm

Frame Size: 

910mm 
x 760mm

Paper Size: 

650mm 
x 518mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappe Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre & Aquatique Suivant les Dernieres & Meilleures - Antique Map from 1792

Genuine antique
dated:

1792

Description:

Very elaborate c.18th double hemisphere world map embellished with allegorical representations of the continents based on Jaillot’s world map. Australian is shown with the Dutch discoveries up to and including those of Abel Tasman 1642-1744. California is shown as an island and a large landmass near the most northern islands of Japan are named, Terra de Lesso.

Collections:
National Library New Zealand: References: MapColl 100a 1792 34540

References:
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, p.105, El 2, 2;
Tooley’s Dict. of Mapmakers.

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