Finely colored example of Allard's rare Double Hemisphere map of the World.
The map is embellished with allegorical scenes and a pair of map showing the Northern and Southern Polar Regions.
California is shown as an island on the Briggs Model, with no Northeast Coast beyond the Straits of Anian. A single open Great Lake is shown, consistent with Jan Jansson's map of North America from 1636. South America is mis-projected and shown far wider than its actual shape.
Australia and New Zealand reflect the recent discoveries of Abel Tasman.
A finely colored example of this rare map.