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Stock# 57119
Description

Fine old color example Chiquet's 1729 double hemisphere map of the World from his Nouveau et Curieux Atlas.…

California is shown as an Island. Australia and New Zealand are only partially shown (based upon Tasman's discoveries), with a massive Terres Australes (unknown southern continent) located. The Northwest Coast of America is similarly undiscovered.

Perhaps most interesting is the early location of what was then known as the discoveries of Juan de Gama shown as a nearly complete land bridge between Asia and America, In the 1730s and 1740s, De Gama Land was a source of intellectual debate, not as to its existence, but its exact location, with such important explorers as De L'Isle, de la Croyere and Chiricow each opining as to its location.

Condition Description
Old Color