A General Chart on Mercator's Projection representing the World as diversified by different Natural Productions and as inhabited by Man and Brute under large and general Divisions
While the continents are outlined and named, with some nations, the interesting part is that mostly flora & fauna and some resources are identified. For instance in North America, it shows the “States” along the eastern coast, but also names “Rattlesnakes”, “tobacco”, “Horses”, etc. Off the coast are “Whales”. Including the final route of Capt Cook it notes “Human Sacrifices” in some of the islands of the South Pacific. Likewise in Africa a mish- mash of different sized type states “Moors”, “Elephants” and “Tropical Fruits”. Funniest is the simple notation on “New Holland”(Australia) which aside from naming Botany Bay says nothing else but “English Convicts”.
Condition is good with a small repair not readily visible. Image size is 7 x 12, B & W as issued.