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Publisher: NOLIN, J.B.
Title: Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres, et en Diverses Autres Figures.
Published in: Paris, 1742
Size: 17.7 x 23.0 inches.
45.0 x 58.5 cm.

Condition: In good general condition, watermarked paper, some old repairs to nicks to margins and upper centerfold (5 cm), some larger old repairs to lower half of the map (2 x 10 cm, 12 cm, 20 cm).
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A scarce example of Jean Baptiste Nolin's 1742 map of the world in two hemispheres. The main map is surrounded by ten additional maps showing the world on various projections and at differing time periods.
In terms of pure cartography, this map combines elements from Vincenzo Coronelli's 1688 globe, with updates prepared by Jean-Nicolas de Tillemont. The first edition of this map was published in Paris in 1690 by Nolin. Simultaneously, a very similar map was being published in Italy by Coronelli. Intriguingly, this Nolin derivative both suffers for its likeness to the Coronelli, and benefits from the various updates and revisions prepared by Tillemont.
In North America California is still an island, and very little west of the Mississippi River is mapped or explored. In the N.W. Teguayo is identified as one of the Kingdoms of Gold in America. In south America you see a large Lake titled Xarayes, seen as the northern end of the Paraguay River.
Africa still shows the Mountains of the Moon, and there is little of fact mapped in the continents interior, but coastal detail abounds and is quite accurate. In Asia many of the old Silk Route names and countries are mentioned.
Australia and New Zealand are still only partially engraved, and the large southern continent of today's Antarctica is only hinted at and speculative at best.

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NOLIN, J.B. - Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres, et en Diverses Autres Figures.

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