A map of the world as known in the early 18th century. Highly decorative, the map is particularly interesting for its misconceptions and uncertainties in the area of the Pacific. California is shown as an island, and the northwestern section of the U.S and Canada is a vague landmass stretching westward. The eastern coast of Australia remains unexplored and the relationship between Australia and New Guinea is uncertain. The Solomon Islands appear directly below California, far to the east of their true position. Kamchatka is missing from Asia, and in Japan, a crudely outlined Honshu is attached to Hokkaido (Yedso).
The striking design closely resembles that of Carel Allard’s map of 1696. The two central hemispheres are surrounded by eight small projections and four circular diagrams. The dark background sets off the content vividly, and a pleasing decorative quality is provided by the many windheads surrounding the hemispheres and projections.
Condition is Very Good, with two small centerfold splits ( 1/4 in, 1 in.) and a light vertical fold. Original color. Image Size is approximately 22.75 x 19.5 in.