World Map in Double Hemispheres 1759 charming miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(World Map, Double Hemispheres, North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, New Holland, Australia, Oceania).
Issued 1759, Paris.
Mid 18th century engraved map with attractive original hand color.
Note how California is shown as an island. The entire eastern coastline of Australia is still unmapped and thus shown incomplete, Van Diemens island also a partial outline as is new Zealand. Giant Southern Continent across the southern hemisphere below Africa and Asia.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 7" W.