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This relatively scarce, very large, beautifully hand coloured original antique Twin Hemisphere World Map by Robert Du Vaugondy was engraved in 1812 - dated in the title cartouche - and was re-issued and published by his successor Charle Francois Delamarche.
Background: Fifth state of this attractive double hemisphere world first issued in 1749. The map has been updated with information, particularly the additional discoveries of Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, and Mackensie as noted in the supplementary cartouche. With these discoveries now reflected in the map, we no longer see the notion of a Northeast Passage, Tasmania is separated from the Australian mainland. However, much of the inland Pacific Northwest is still relatively blank. The tracks of explorations and trade routes are shown in detail throughout. The large title cartouche is draped with a garland of flowers. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Pink, yellow, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 31in x 22in (790mm x 560mm) Plate size: - 29 1/2in x 18 3/4in (750mm x 475mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm) Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None Overall Quality (in Bold): Perfect/Fine/Very Good/Good/Fair/Poor