Le globe terrestre representé en deux plans-hemispheres et en divers autres figures...
NOLIN Jean-Baptiste / CORONELLI, Vincenzo

Le globe terrestre representé en deux plans-hemispheres et en divers autres figures...

J.B. Nolin
Size : 49,3 x 65,5 (sheet)
Color : Outlines Colored at the time
Condition : Cracks repaired at folds ; folds and upper margins browned
Technique : Copper engraving
Reference : 851-40

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First state of Nolin's world map in two hemispheres based on Coronelli's work, bordered by numerous representations of the globe.

In the western hemisphere, this map shows the Americas with California depicted as an island, a common practice at the time. The eastern hemisphere includes Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia as New Holland. The boundaries of the latter, New Zealand, and the northwest coast of North America are incomplete on this map. The mythical southern territories are marked as unknown near the Antarctic Circle and extend over a large part of both hemispheres.

This map is surrounded by ten hemispheres representing the globe, including its depiction in the shape of a human heart, two oval representations, the globe viewed from the Arctic and Antarctic poles, and a hemisphere with Paris at the center...

This map is dedicated by Nolin to the Chancellor of France Louis de Boucherat and adorned with his coat of arms. Then it and in its first state as described by Shirley, there are at least four states of this map on which the date has been removed.

Shirley [546] ; Olivier, Hermal et Roton [1262]

NOLIN Jean-Baptiste / CORONELLI, Vincenzo

Jean-Baptiste Nolin (1657?-1708) was an engraver, print editor, and ordinary geographer to the King (1701). He is the son of the Parisian engraver Jean Nolin and the student of Nicolas de Poilly, the ordinary engraver of the King. In 1686, Father Vincenzo Coronelli contracted with him for his celestial globe and 28 maps of geography. In 1688, Jean-Baptiste I Nolin left the rue Saint-Jacques to specialize in geography; he became geographer to the Duke of Orleans (1694), then geographer to the King (1701). In 1706 he lost a lawsuit for forgery against the academician Guillaume Delisle. At his death in 1708, his widow continued to run his business until 1712. His son, Jean-Baptiste II, took over the business of his parents after the retirement or death of his mother.