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Zürner, Adam Friedrich
Planisphaerium Terrestre cum Utroque Coelesti Hemisphaerio, Sive Diversa Terraquei.
Amsterdam: Petrus Schenk, c. 1700. Other. 503 by 576mm (19¾ by 22¾ inches).. Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. Adam Friedrich Zürner produced this interesting and detailed world map for Petrus Schenk. Depicted is a fine double hemisphere world map, which is decorated with landscape in the background and two smaller double hemisphere celestial maps of the southern and northern hemisphere. In the upper section of the map are further 12 small celestial and terrestial circular maps, in the lower section a small engraving ,Systema Copernici' and another one with the phases of the moon ,Phases Lunae', at the very bottom another 12 engraved small round astronomical diagrams. The two hemispheres are cartographically up-to-date and show the routes of explorers, including Magellan, Dampier, Tasman, Gaetani and Chaumont. Nova Britannia, an island separately adjacent from New Guinea, is shown with an inscription saying that it was discovered by Dampier in 1700 (Shirley). Shirley 639 A very skillfull small restauration in the paper at the upper part of the centre fold of the map (towards the blank margins and just touching the engraved border of the round celestial map). The map is overall in very good to excellent condition. 503 by 576mm (19¾ by 22¾ inches).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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