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Printed in the 9th Year of the French Revolution

Interesting double hemisphere map of the World, revised by Dezauche to include the discoveries of Captain James Cook on his three voyages of exploration in the Pacific.

Among the most noteworthy corrections are the additions of the Cook routes (which are named), the inclusion of Hawaii, reformation of Australia to include the East Coast, more accurate delineation of New Zealand and the retention of the Northwest Passage, although acknowledging that there are ice flows which block the passage above Alaska.

The United States (Etats Unis) is named. The NW Coast of America and Alaska are still very poorly understood and there is no sign of Antarctica.

Jean-Claude Dezauche Biography

Jean-Claude Dezauche (fl. 1780-1838) was a French map publisher. He edited and reissued the maps of Guilluame De L’Isle and Philippe Buache, two of the most skilled mapmakers of the eighteenth century. He acquired the plates of these two men’s work in 1780 from Buache’s heir, Jean Nicholas Buache. Dezauche worked in the Depot de la Marine, as had the elder Buache.