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Mapepmonde ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre
1708. Decorativo mappamondo incluso nell'Atlas Historique, pubblicato ad Amsterdam tra il 1705 e il 1720. L'atlante, in 7 volumi, è innovativo per la sua epoca perché combina le mappe geografiche con incisioni e informazioni di carattere geografico, storico, etnografico e araldico. Sulla carta, la California è rappresentata come un'isola, e riporta anche le rotte seguite dai principali esploratori. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottime condizioni. A double hemisphere world map set against tables on notes of discoveries and divisions of the earth. All the main geographical features of the earth are shown only in outline with California as an island, New Guinea separate from Australia and just one coast for Nouvelle Zeelande. A few explorers' tracks are depicted. From Chatelain's. In upper left hand corner the appearance of the sun according to Mr.Kircher and upper right hand corner the moon according to Cassini. From his Atlas Historique et Méthodique. Copper engraving, with kater hand colour, excellent condition. Amsterdam Amsterdam Dimensioni in mm. 450 X 340
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