World double hemispheres huge Alaska incomplete Australia 1731 Vaugondy mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(World double hemisphere).
Issued 1731, Paris. Engraved by Vaugondy.
Charming little early 18th century engraved map, with lovely hand color.
Note the huge mis-shaped Alaska and the incomplete eastern coast of Australia, seemingly attached to New Guinea.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 6 1/2"H x 11 7/8"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 5 1/2"H x 10 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. #, pp. ###.