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Stock# 55033
Description

Rare French Map of the World by Jacques Collombat, published in Paris in 1695 and attributed by some sources to Nicolas Berey.

In the Western Hemisphere, the map shows California as an island, Terre de Iesso extending eastward from Japan, the Coastline of Carpentaria, Van Diemen's Land and an incomplete coastline of New Zealand.

In the South Polar Regions, an incomplete mythical Terres Australes et Inconnues appears, suggesting that New Zeland is attached to the Southern Continent.

The northern and western coasts of Australia are shown.

The map likely appeared in a Geographical Dictionary published by Collombat, but is very rare on the market.

Condition Description
Staining along several folds and some foxing.