|Copper engraved with hand colour
|Delamarche, Charles François
|187 x 230 mm
An early nineteenth century French map of the world from Delamarche's Atlas Elementaire, Compose de XXXIII Cartes. Engraved by P. J. Piquet, the map shows the world in a double hemisphere, a sun shining through clouds between them. Australia and North America have been almost completely mapped, with Antarctica missing. Captain Cook's third and final voyage is depicted, with the route mapped up until his death at Hawaii.
Charles-François Delamarche (1740-1817) was a French cartographer, geographer, and publisher, best known for republishing and reissuing maps and atlases by his French forebears, Sanson, Vaugondy, and Bonne. His son Felix Delamarche was also a mapmaker and publisher of atlases and globes.
Condition: Vertical centrefold as issued. Spots of rust to centrefold. Small wormholes to lower sheet edge.