Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita

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This superb double hemisphere world map is surrounded by engravings including allegorical representations of the continents as well as native inhabitants and wildlife. Visscher's decorations were so popular several other cartographers copied them. Two diagrams depicting the Ptolemaic and Copernican theories of the solar system appear within the cusps of the hemispheres. The northwest coast of North America is greatly exaggerated with the fictional El Streto d'Anian, while California is shown as a peninsula. In the Pacific, Western Australia, Van Diemens Landt, and a bit of New Zealand are also noted. This is the first state. Dutch text on verso.

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CONDITION

A, COLOR. A bright sheet with a hint of soiling and minor show-through of text on verso.

ISSUE PLACE/DATE

Amsterdam/ circa 1663

MAP MAKER

Nicolas Visscher

REF

R. W. Shirley. The Mapping of the World #431. Poortman & Augusteijn #118.

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