Double Hemisphere World Map c.1700-20 strange Australia North AmericaBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Mappe-Monde ou Representation du Globe Terrestre en Deux Plans Hemispheres.
(World in double hemispheres).
Issued c.1700-1720 (?possibly earlier?).
Charming little early 18th century miniature engraved map, with lovely hand color.
The northwest coast of North America is curiously shaped, as is the southern area near New Orleans. Note the eastern coastline of Australia forming a huge hook in the north and a double toe in the south.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 6 1/2"H x 7 3/4"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 5"H x 6 5/8"W.