C1755

Mappemonde.

Double hemisphere French world map. Australia is shown with an imaginary east coast and prior to its discovery by James Cook’s and the charting of Bass Strait by Flinders and Bass. The east coast is shown according to the French … Read Full Description

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S/N: WM-1755-UNK–230504
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Full Title:

Mappemonde.

Date:

C1755

Mapmaker:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

177mm 
x 150mm

Frame Size: 

372mm 
x 333mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappemonde. - Antique Map from 1755

Genuine antique
dated:

1755

Description:

Double hemisphere French world map. Australia is shown with an imaginary east coast and prior to its discovery by James Cook’s and the charting of Bass Strait by Flinders and Bass. The east coast is shown according to the French School of Theoretical Geography, that proposed that the the Australian east coast continued from Van Diemen’s Land to the Solomon Islands.

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