"Mappe-Monde en Deux Hemispheres" drawn by Jean Baptiste Poirson (1761-1831), published by A. R. Fremin (fl. c. 1810-c. 1860), 1821. Copper plate engraving depicting a double hemisphere world map, focusing on recently discovered regions in the Pacific Ocean with French text. Mercator projection lines and triple line border surround hemispheres. Certificate of Authenticity from Lahaina Printsellers Ltd, Lahaina, Maui, HI, attached en verso. Housed under glass in a wooden shadow box with gilt trim and green linen, gilt, and wood double matting and rabbet edge. Sight – 8" H x 14 1/2" W. Shadow box – 20" H x 27 1/8" W x 3" D. Early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Foxing spots, largest 1/2", surface of map. Not examined outside of shadow box.
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