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c1780 Antique Map of the World in 2 Hemispheres
  • c1780 Antique Map of the World in 2 Hemispheres
  • c1780 Antique Map of the World in 2 Hemispheres
  • c1780 Antique Map of the World in 2 Hemispheres
  • c1780 Antique Map of the World in 2 Hemispheres

c1780 Antique Map of the World in 2 Hemispheres

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£250.00


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A fine c1780 antique print, titled 'L'Ancien Monde Et Le Nouveau en Deux Hemispheres' (The Ancient World and the New One in Two Hemispheres), by Rigobert Bonne and engraved by Gaspard Andre.

It shows the ‘Old World’ Europe and Asia with the newly discovered Australia, in one hemisphere, and the second hemisphere showing the New World of the Americas. The map shows the contemporary geographical misconceptions of the late 18th Century. The Northwest Coast of America no longer shows the Bay of the West, following Cook's explorations, but has not yet been reshaped by the explorations of Vancouver. The Northwest and Northeast passages are still viable prospects. Nice treatment of the East and West Indies. Tasmania still attached to Australia, and with only a tiny hint of Antarctica conjecturally offered. There is also no mention of Captain Cook's discovery of Hawaii. The print has ben tastefully mounted, framed and glazed and in very nice condition.

Rigobert Bonne, (1727 - 1795), was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. He succeeded Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the French Depôt de la Marine. Engraved by Gaspard Andre.

Size image: 40 x 21 cm (15 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches)
Size frame: 53 x 33.5 x 1.5 cm (20 7/8 x 13 ¼ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 1115g

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