Attractive example of J.B. Nolin's map of the World, with 10 different hemisphereic projections.
The map shows California as an Island, no northwest coast of America, and incomplete coastlines or New Zealand and Australia. The mythical Terres Australes et Inconnues is still shown.
\Jean Baptiste Nolin (c.1657-1708) was the leading French cartographer of the late sixteenth-century. Fulfilling various royal commissions for Louis XIV, Nolin had privileged access to official French geographical sources. He notably maintained a close and highly lucrative association with the great Venetian cartographer Vincenzo Maria Coronelli.