An uncommon color map of the Antarctic region. Published by the Hachette firm, circa 1890. Reflects a relatively primitive state of exploration in the region though a number of exploratory routes mapped out. A key in the upper left quadrant lists the explorers who explored the Antarctic: Cook, Weddell, Dumont-d'Urville, Wilkes, Ross, and Nares. Countries and territories labeled, along with rivers and other minimal topographical detail. Published from Hachette & Company's 79 Boulevard Saint Germain office in Paris, France.
Hachette and Company (fl. 1826 – present) was founded by Louis Hachette (1801 - 1864) in 1826 with the purchase of the Paris Bookshop Brédif. Shortly after acquiring the bookshop Louis Hachette began publishing Le Journal pour Tous, a successful general interest magazine. He also published a series of useful reference works which were sold through Paris in bookshops, train stations, and public offices. These included multiple maps and atlases geared toward the tourist visiting Paris for the first time. Louis Hachette himself died in 1864, but his empire continued to grow under the governance of his sons. Eventually the Hachette publishing firm came to dominate French publishing and attracted international interest. Via a series of mergers and acquisitions the firm eventually came under the control of Filipacchi Media and was rename Hachette-Filipacchi. Today the firm publishes books and magazines internationally.
Very good. Original centerfold. Print color.