Jean-Baptiste Delafosse is an engraver of interpretation and cartography (etching and chisel), also pastelist, publisher and dealer of French prints born in Paris in 1721, died in Paris, where he was installed at 10, rue Bonaparte , in 1806 .The map pre-dates the inclusion of Cook's discoveries in Australia and New Zealand, and shows a still unexplored  Northwest Coast of America.The map is  rare with no other recorded examples .It was part of a " false atlas " which is a collection of  map organized by a collector or an individual  not published in several examplaire .It  is a set including Asia , Europe , America and Africa .I would make a great set framed on a wall .

26.5 x 18.5 inches .Condition report: Good condition; light toning and occasional faint age spots; some marginal handling marks

Large French map of the Americas published by Delafosse in Lyon 1779

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