This finely engraved and uncommon double-hemisphere world map is a close copy of Sanson's map that was published first in 1665 and then subsequently updated until 1694. The map illustrates the ancient world inside of a contemporary outline of the world, with classical place names in the eastern hemisphere, and just a handful of mythical place names in the western hemisphere. The Americas are described as Atlantis Insula. The island of California appears beneath a substantial, blank, and ambiguously defined northwestern landmass. The Great Lakes are open-ended, and there are embellished depictions of mountains and rivers throughout the western hemisphere. French cartography from the mid-17th to mid-18th centuries disregarded the findings of Dutch explorers and alternatively incorporated fanciful and misleading representations of Australia and New Zealand. This edition by Mortier includes a small map of the ancient world at bottom center, as well as three diagrams of wind roses at top.