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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