World 1708

$36.95

Description

‘Le globe terrestre représenté en deux plans-hémisphères’

Title continued: ‘dressé sur la projection de Mr. de la Hyre de l’Académie Royale des Sciences, et sur plusieurs routiers et mémoires des plus habiles pilotes et savans voyageurs le tout rectifié et calculé selon les dernières observations, et dédié à Mgr. l’Abbé Bignon, conseiller d’état ordinaire’.  In English: ‘The terrestrial globe represented in two planes/hemispheres: built on the projection of Mr. de la Hyre of the Royal Academy of Sciences, and on several roads and briefs of the most skillful pilots and travelers all rectified and calculated according to the last observations, and dedicated to Mgr. Abbé Bignon, Councilor of State‘.

Geographer to the King, Jean Baptiste Nolan, communicated his ideas on this planisphere to the painter Nicolas François Bocquet, who created the fantastically ornate engravings of Biblical story cartouches along the borders. It was originally published in Paris in 1708 at Chez l’auteur. In French.

Reproduction Size: 36″x 28″