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Mappemonde world map Chatelain 1721 Atlas Historique
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Mappemonde world map Chatelain 1721 Atlas Historique

Extraordinary copper engraving map after Henri Abraham Chatelain: 'Mappemonde ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre.', a beautiful world map from his well-known work 'Atlas Historique'. With nice decoration, characterization of discovery journeys and geographical declarations.

SIZE:
about w 49,3 cm x h 45,0 cm  

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Product no.: 10000022

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Extraordinary copper engraving map after Henri Abraham Chatelain: 'Mappemonde ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre.', a beautiful world map from his well-known work 'Atlas Historique'. With nice decoration, characterization of discovery journeys and geographical declarations.

TITLE:
'Mappemonde ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre.'

COPPER ENGRAVER:
Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743)

WORK/ PUBLISHER:
"Atlas historique, ou nouvelle introduction à l'histoire, à la chronologie & à la géographie ancienne & moderne."
Published by Chez Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam, 1721

DESCRIPTION:
Copper engraving map from the 3rd edition of Henri Abraham Chatelain's 'Atlas Historique', published in Amsterdam, 1721 by Chez Zacharie Chatelain. A world map in two hemispheres, an Eastern and a Western Hemisphere. The Western Hemisphere with North and South America; North America with California as an island is reaching till the mainland of Asia and characterized with French colonies. Illustrated are the oceans with discovery journeys as maritime staffage in the Western as well as in the Eastern Hemisphere. The Eastern Hemisphere represents Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Noticeable emphasized are the great Wall of China and the region near the Urals in Russia, furthermore Australia and New Zealand seem to be a united entity. Surrounded and decorated are the Illustrations by scroll work and depictions of the sun and the moon in the corners. In the centre between the hemispheres a small compass rose. The lower part of the map with descriptions and geographical terms.

SIZE:
about w 49,3 cm x h 45,0 cm  

CONDITION:
- good till very good preservation
- strong paper, slightly age-toning and some stains
- strong print with colouring in high-contrast
- minimal marginal damages
- in center fold minimal signs of print loss and repaired cracks

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