PLANISPHERE GENERAL POUR SERVIR L'INTELLIGENCE DE LA NAVIGATION ..
Cartographer: BONNE Rigobert
Date: 1785 Geneva
Size: 21.5*33 cms
Full titele: Planisphere General pour servir a l'Intelligence de la Navigation et du Commerce des Europeens, entreux et dans les deux Indes
Uncommon map of the world showing the American continent to the right. The map is centred on the Pacific ocean and shows the tracks of early explorers as well as of some trade routes (route of the Manilla galleon).
Interstering for the outline only of part of New Zealand, no Tasmania, and part of East coast of Australia missing and the large Bay of the west in North America.
The west coast of North America as well as that of New Zealand and most of Australia have not been defined. James Cook's discoveries along the west coast of North America, during his 3rd voyage, are not shown since the expedition returned to England in October 1780.
Excelllent hand colour
Publication: Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dresse pour l'histoire philosophique et polique des etablissement et du commerce des Europeens dans le deux Indes, Jean-Leonard Pellet, Geneva, 1785