Rare separately issued wall map of the world, published in the 12th year of the French Revolution by Delamarche.
This very large, attractive double-hemisphere map of the world depicts Greenland and the Arctic attached to North America. In North America, a Northwest Passage connects Hudson Bay with the Pacific through a network of rivers and lakes.
The United States is named and confined along the eastern seaboard, and the western region is mostly blank with a few place names including C. Mendocino and Pt. de Drake ou de St. Francois. Captain Cook's expeditions are prominently depicted with Alaska beginning to take shape.
Tasmania is shown as an island and both islands of New Zealand are depicted. Surrounded by elaborate decorative elements.
We note also an edition of 1775 in the British Library and an edition of 1788, but all editions are rare.