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Description

Decorative double hemisphere map of the world, immediately after the report of Cook's Third Voyages.

The Sandwich Islands appear, as does the updated, but by no means yet accurate Northwest Coast of America, predating the Alaskan Archipelago's final appearane on the map. Australia's coast is still substantially incomplete and New Zealand is still misconfigured. No sign of the Antarctic continent.

A marvelous decorative world map from Janvier's Atlas Moderne.

Condition Description
A bit of waterstaining in the left and right margins, just touching the image on the left, else a nice example. Will frame beautifully.
Jean Lattré Biography

Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.