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Striking large format decorative double hemisphere map of the World, published in Paris by Janvier.

The map shows a conjectural projection of the Northwest Coast of America based upon a combination of the reports of James Cook and the earlier Russian Voyages in the mid-18th Century.

The tracks of many of the 17th and early 18th Century explorations in the Pacific are shown, including the routes of James Cook, along with Tasman's route in 1642, Quiros in 1605, Davis in 1686, Mendana in 1568, Anson's route in 1743, Magellan's route, and others.

The projection of Australia is notable for its lack of a southern coastline. A report of the discovery of Cape Circoncision in January 1739 is shown, representing the most southerly land point discovered to date. No sign of the Antarctic Continent.