Historical Map of the World.
1813 (undated) 19.5 x 27 in (49.53 x 68.58 cm)
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This is a fascinating 1813 historical map of the world on hemispherical projection by R. Juigne. This early 19th century map was designed to illustrate the activities of important explorers of the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries and is rich with detail. The map contains numerous notes and explanations throughout with regard to ocean currents, discoveries, navigation, elevations and other interesting observations. It offers fairly accurate shorelines throughout, while much of the interior remains unmapped and vague. There is no trace of either Antarctica or the great southern continent and a note near the Antarctic Circle reads 'Limit of Cook's navigation. There is nothing beyond but a barrier of fixed ice, impenetrable to all human efforts.'
Political regions and countries, major mountains and rivers (although some are speculative), population and indigenous people are noted within each continent. The lower quadrants of the map contains details regarding general observations, notes upon discoveries in general, and historical and chronological notice of the principal navigators, the different directions which they took, the principal points they discovered etc. These include a list of voyages from 1432 to 1790 and include the explorations and discoveries of Gilianez in 1432, Cook, Perouse, Columbus, Bouvet, Americus Vespucius, Vancouver, Vasco da Gama, Anson, Bougainville, Middleton, Tasman and several others. This map was printed in 1813 by R. Juigne for Le Sage's Historical, Genealogical, Chronological and Geographical atlas.
Very good. Original centerfold visible. Minor offsetting. Some spotting here and there in the lower quadrants. Blank on verso.