C1779

Mappe-Monde Physique D'Apres Les Vues de Mr. Pallas

Mapmaker:

Edme Mentelle (1730 - 1816)

Curious double hemisphere world map with a crudely shaped Australian continent. Much of the geography is based on the theories of the French school of theoretical cartography which applied theoretical coastlines to known cartography. From Mentelle’s Atlas Universel

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Full Title:

Mappe-Monde Physique D’Apres Les Vues de Mr. Pallas

Date:

C1779

Mapmaker:

Edme Mentelle (1730 - 1816)

Condition:

Repaired tear at centre, minor spotting otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

425mm 
x 320mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappe-Monde Physique D'Apres Les Vues de Mr. Pallas - Antique Print from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

Curious double hemisphere world map with a crudely shaped Australian continent.

Much of the geography is based on the theories of the French school of theoretical cartography which applied theoretical coastlines to known cartography.

From Mentelle’s Atlas Universel

Biography:

Edme Mentelle (1730-1816) 

Mentelle was a French geographer born in Paris in 1730. He studied under Jean-Baptiste Louis Crevier at the College of Beauvais before becoming professor of Geology and History at the Ecole Militaire. He was a founding member Institut National des Sciences et des Arts in 179. Some of Mentelle’s published works are; Geographie Comparee1778, Atlas Universel1779 and Cours Complet de Cosmographie, de Chronologie, de Geographie et d’Histoire1801. 

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