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Giovanni Antonio Remondini:  Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances [Bay of the West]

Maps of the Southern Hemisphere

Title: Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances [Bay of the West]

Map Maker: Giovanni Antonio Remondini

Place / Date: Venice / 1784

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 25 x 18 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 45681


Unusual Double Hemisphere Map of the World

Striking decorative map of the World, oriented to show the "Hemisphere Marine" (Southern Hemisphere) and "Hemisphere Terrestre" (Northern Hemisphere) originally issued by Charles Pierre Boullanger and later by Santini in 1776 and Remondini in 1784.

The map includes a massive Bay of the West and partial coastlines of New Zealand and Australia. No sign of the discovery of Antarctica. Paris is at the centre of the right sphere, so that Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and most of South America appear together: the left sphere contains Patagonia, Australia and the East Indian Islands. Thus Santini could name the two halves 'Hemisphere Maritime' and 'Hemisphere Terrestre'. Australia and New Zealand are only shown partially (despite Cook a decade before); the erroneous 'Mer de L'Ouest' appears in northwest America, with a large 'I. Nouvelle' just south of the Bering Straits; and Jesso is part of mainland Asia.

Related Categories:
Maps of the World
Maps of the Northern Hemisphere
Maps of the Southern Hemisphere
Maps of the World

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