Important map of Guillaume de L'Isle corrected by Philippe Buache and edited by Dezauche in 1800 ,after the conclusion of the American revolutionary war and the treaty of Paris Dezauche updated the new frontier from the 1703 original first De L'Isle drawing .This map is full of interesting historical fact , one is the addition of captain Cook discovery and the final removal of the mythical " northern passage " which was supposed to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific ,Australia is getting closer to its actual shape while Tasmanie is still not fully discovered , there is no sign of Antartica. Some of Laperouse discovery are included. .Overall a fascinating map to study. The King’s name is removed from the title ( cartouche )and De l’Isle and Buache are referred to as First Geographers to the Academy of Science, rather than the King since we are now in the consulate's Napoleon era. The symbol of the past royalty is still visible with the Sun king located in the middle of the cloud in the top part. It would make a great set framed on a wall .
26.3/4 x 21 inches , cooper plate engraving .Condition report: Good condition; light toning and occasional faint age spots; some marginal handling marks . I guaranty my Antiques to be original.