1799 De Vaugondy Delamarche Twin Hemisphere World Map

Cartographer : Robert De Vaugondy

  • Title : Mappe-Monde par Robert de Vaugondy Geographe Corrigee par Delamarche son Successeur
  • Ref #:  50687
  • Size: 18in x 12 1/2in (460mm x 310mm)
  • Date : 1799
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description:
This beautifully hand coloured original antique Twin Hemisphere World Map by Robert De Vaugondy was published by Charles Francois Delamarche, De Vaugondy's successor, in 1799. 

Fine twin hemisphere world map illustrating the known world at the end of the 18th century. Although almost complete there are a few regions of uncertainty. The route taken by Cook on his final voyage is included which reaches from Australia, New Zealand to Hawaii and the very northern reaches of western North America which were surveyed and mapped by Cook extensively. The recent discovery of Bass Strait separating Tasmania from the mainland of Australia is named  and although there is some indication of a northern Arctic region there is no mention of the great southern Antarctica regions. A great map showing the world at the beginning of modern transformation. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Pink, green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper Size: - 18in x 12 1/2in (460mm x 310mm)
Plate size: - 17 1/2in x 10 3/4in (445mm x 275mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (10mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Very light soiling
Plate area: - 2 light spots in Pacific & SE Asia
Verso: - Light soiling

$650.00