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Hémisphère Oriental.
Hémisphère Oriental.
[Paris: Desnos, c.1770.]
Engraved map. Coloured. Map 240 x 260mm, 9½ x 10¼", within a separately-printed border containing two strips of letterpress text, total 285 x 490mm, 11¼ x 19¼". Split in lower centre fold margin taped on the reverse.
From Louis Brion de la Tour's 'Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique'. A map of the Western Hemisphere, showing Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, just pre-dating Cook's discoveries in the Pacific. Thus Australia appears with an eastern coastline that stretches from Tasmania east to Espiritu Santo and back to New Guinea.
[Ref: 23642]   £120.00  
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Hémisphère Occidental.
Hémisphère Occidental.
[Paris: Desnos, c.1770.]
Engraved map. Coloured. Map 240 x 260mm, 9½ x 10¼", within a separately-printed border containing two strips of letterpress text, total 285 x 490mm, 11¼ x 19¼". Split in lower centre fold margin taped on the reverse.
From Louis Brion de la Tour's 'Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique'. A map of the Western Hemisphere, just pre-dating Cook's discoveries in the Pacific. Thus New Zealand appears as mapped by Abel Tasman over a century earlier, and North-West America is shown according to the spurious mapping of the Russians, with a huge 'Mer de l'Ouest' and a North-West Passage.
[Ref: 23641]   £120.00  
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