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Planiglobii Terrestris Cumutroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti
J.B.Homann - Nuremberg - - 55.5 x 49 - original colour - A very fresh example of a decorative and informative world map by the renowned German cartographer, Johann Baptist Homann, deriving from that of Amsterdam mapmaker Adam Zurner of a few years earlier. Homann's map corrects the earlier cartography utilising De L'Isle's depiction for peninsula California and Kamschatka but maintaining a rather rectangular shape for Australia. Surrounding the map is a wealth of information in text and vignette illustration, the latter showing physical phenomena, celestial spheres and planetary diagrams taken from Zurner. This is a particularly attractive map with clearly engraved detail and delicate wash colour in pastel shades.
      [Bookseller: Jonathan Potter Limited]
Last Found On: 2010-09-27           Check availability:      Direct From Bookseller    

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