California as island World double hemispheres 1719 Chiquet decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Le Globe Terrestre.
(World in double hemispheres).
Issued 1719, Paris by Jacques Chiquet.
Charming little early 18th century antique engraved map with original outline hand color.
Nice decorative visual appeal. California is shown as an island with another giant incomplete land mass north above the Straits of Anian.
Note the giant undefined southern continent as well as the incomplete outline of Australia and Tasmania (van Diemens Land). New Zealand shown as only partial outline, Nile source in Africa seems to be mountains (likely Mts. of Moon).
Map displays faint old dampstaining along right edge, but otherwise displays a fine age patina.
Sheet measures c. 8"H x 10"W.
Printed area measures c. 6 1/2"H x 9"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p, 264.
Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps , p. 132.
Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress , 4279.
Griffiths, The Print Before Photography , pp. 378-9 (a fascinating discussion of Chiquet & his wife as printers and merchants of prints & maps).