An extremely ornate double hemispheric world map bordered by two columns bearing a total of 10 celestial hemispheres. Displaying the sea of the west in America, and an unusual Australia. The map appears to have first been published in 1755 with issues as late as at least 1811. It is a richly decorated work with two ornate side panels. The four corners are decorated with illustrations representing the four continents. The founder of the family firm was Jean Baptiste Nolin (1657-1708) was a geographer, engraver and publisher on the Rue St. Jacques in Paris. He was the son of Jean Nolin, an engraver. By August 1686 he was the chalcographer and signed a contract with Vincenzo Maria Coronelli from Venice to produce an engraved version of the celestial gores derived from the enormous 490 centimetre globes Coronelli had presented to King Louis XIV in 1683. In 1694 he was named géographe du Duc d’orleans and géographe du roi in 1701. His son, also Jean-Baptiste Nolin II (1686-1762) carried on the family business. Pastoureau (1984); Tooley’s Dictionary.