This map shows the western hemisphere including North and South America and the surrounding areas. The continents and different countries are outlined in red and shaded in various colors. Some major cities, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown pictorially). There are illustrations of ships in the oceans and of various objects around the title in the lower left corner. There are columns of text to the left and right of the map including information regarding "Suite, sur les Peuples de l'Afrique," "Analyse: De la Carte générale de l'Amérique," and "Note historique." The number '48' is in the upper corner of the left column of text.