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Publisher: SANSON, G / JAILLOT, H.
Title: Mappe-Monde Geo-Hydrographique, ou Description Generale. . .
Published in: Paris, 1719
   
Size: 18.3 x 25.8 inches.
46.5 x 65.5 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: In very good condition, very lightly age toned, with the odd spot and stain, a little map creasing, now flattened out.
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MAP OF THE WORLD DEDICATED TO THE KING. Large map of the world in two hemispheres, in a stereographic projection. California is connected to the mainland, rather than appearing as an island. New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica are all partially engraved. Shirley mentions states of the plate dated 1700 and 1706, but gives no locations. This map is dated 1719.
With title in a panel across the head, imprint in a decorative cartouche with mermaids and dolphins at the foot, and dedication to the King, under the royal arms supported by 2 angels, 1 with a trumpet. Continents in contrasting outline colours.

Jaillot and his heirs continued to publish his atlas with the 1700 date on the title-page for many years, and Pastoureau records copies with the "Mappe-Monde", printed from the plate in the 1706 and the present 1719 states. The original dedication to Louis XIV had conveniently said simply "Dediť au Roy", so after he died in 1715, leaving the government in the hands of the regents until Louis XV came of age in 1723, the revisors of the map let the dedication to the unnamed king stand.
Reference: Shirley, world, 569 (not mentioning this state.)



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