1 April 2014
L'ISLE, Guillaume de (1675-1726). Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctoment les Terres Arctiques. -- Hemisphere Meridonal pour voir plus distinctoment les Terres Australes. Amterdam: Ottens, 1740.
2 engraved polar projections, hand-colored by a contemporary hand, each approximately, images 460 x 450 mm (565 x 690 sheets). (Some minor marginal staining and a few short tears.) French and Dutch text on rectos.
Northern and Southern Hemispheres, originally published by Delisle in 1714 and updated by Ottens with the most current cartographic information. Delisle's depicts California as a peninsula. The Southern Hemisphere shows the routes of several explorers including Tasman, de Quires, Magellan and Dampier. (2)
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