Antique hand colored map of the southern hemishpere by Bellin, c. 1775 from Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Includes Australia, part of South America, and part of Africa. The lines that are colored with red-orange show the various routes of Captain James Cook dating from the 1760s and 1770s, and the routes of other explorers are also marked, although not colored. In French. The heading for the text on either side of the map translates to "Tables, Containing the Latitudes and Longitudes of the Isles last discovered in the South Sea as they are marked in this Map." Very good antique condition, with folds as issued and some seam separation that does not enter the printed area. Some wrinkles and accidental marks from the colorist appear to be as issued. Approx. 21 x 21 inches to the neat lines.
Antique Hand Colored Map
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