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[A separately issued double-hemisphere World Map]
Novissima & exactissima totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula... Nuremburg: Funcke, c.1700. Coloured. 480 x 555mm. Centrefold restored.
A close copy of De Wit's world map from his maritime atlas of 1668, with allegorical scenes representing the Four Elements in the corners, and polar projections in the cusps. It is possible that it was engraved by Johann Baptiste Homann, who worked for Funcke as an engraver before starting his own business. At least two of Funcke's maps were later re-published by Homann, including this one. SHIRLEY: 616.
Universalis Tabula Iuxta PtolemÃ¦um. Leiden, c.1700. Coloured. 350 x 490mm.
Originally published in 1578 for his edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', this map was engraved by Mercator himself. However the original strap-workborders containing twelve named wind-heads have been replaced with allegorical figures of the Four Elements. SHIRLEY: World 139, plate 118, 'His general Ptolemaic map is one of the finest available...elegantly engraved'.
Iter S. Francisci Xaverii Ex Europa in India, & Japoniam. Munich, c.1700, 235 x 350mm
A very attractive oval world map showing the travels of St Francis Xavier and with vignette views of his ship in the corners. California is shown as an island and Australia has an incomplete coastline, as has New Zealand. Shirley World 632
[The Ancient World]
A New Map of the Terraqueous Globe according to the Ancient Discoveries and most general Divisions of it into Continents and Oceans. Oxford, 1700. Coloured. 375 x 510mm.
Double hemisphere world map with decorative borders including a view of the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The map has America associated with Atlantis, with California marked as an island. Published for the "New Set of Maps of Both Ancient and Present Geography". The engraver was Michael Burghers, a Dutchman who came to England and became Engraver to Oxford University. His most famous work was the map for Plot's "Natural History of Oxfordshire", 1677.
Carta Hydrographica oder Algemeine Welt... Augsburg, c.1704. Coloured. 150 x 235mm.
A charming chart of the world on Mercator's Projection, with California as an island.
[A sumptuous double hemisphere World Map]
Mappe-Monde-Geo-Hydrographique, ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans-Hemispheres... Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, c.1705. coloured. 580 x 880mm. A very good example.
A fine double-hemisphere world after Sanson, redrawn on a larger scale by Jaillot at the request of Sanson's heirs and published in Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau'. California is an island, 'Terre de Iesso' fills the north Pacific, the Great Lakes are open-ended, and Australia & New Zealand are only partial outlines. The rococo decorations in the cusps feature mer-people and monsters. SHIRLEY: 462.
[Early 18th Century Double-Hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde, ou Carte Generale Du Monde En Deux Plans Hemisphere. Suivant la projection de Mr. de la Hire de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, et sur les memoires des Scavans Voyageurs 1710. Paris, 1710. Coloured. 165 x 265mm.
Depicting the routes of Schouten and Brest, and with New Holland joined to New Guinea. Issued by Bion who was also known as a globe-maker.
[Rare English Sea Chart of the World]
A New and Correct Mapp of the World, According to Mr Edward Wright Commonly called Mercator's Projection With a view of the Winds and Variation. London, Samuel Thornton, c.1711. Two sheets joined as issued, total 515 x 850mm.
A large sea-chart of the world, on Mercator's Projection as revised by Edward Wright, whose corrections improved accuracy for navigation. It shows California as an island, and has been updated with the Mississippi and the Great Lakes in North America and the supposed east coast of Australia (half-a-century before Cook), and adds emphasis to the prevailing winds and tides. Published in 'The English Pilot... the third book', Thornton has included the latest scientific advances. However he still includes the traditional fillers for unknown territory: elephants, camels and polar bears.
[A very fine example of Moll's World map.]
A New & Correct Map Of The Whole World... London, 1719, original outline colour, 700 x 1200mm
This map is a compendium of the cartographical knowledge and misconceptions that were prevalent at the start of the eighteenth century. Large swathes of North America are named "Parts Unknown" California is shown as an island, the mythical ""Land of Iesso" is still found of the north tip of Japan, Australia is shown with an incomplete coastline and joined to both Tasmania and Papua New Guinea and New Zealand is denoted by only one coast. Hydrological information about the oceans between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn is very detailed, having been obtained from Moll's contemporary, Edmund Halley. The attractive title cartouche is flanked by an allegory of Christianity and paganism, there is also a small inset of the World illustrating compass variations and an inset of the North Pole. This map (as the information the the bottom right hand corner indicates) was part of Moll's folio "New and Compleat Atlas" .
HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
[Highly decorative world map with celestial insets]
Planiglobii Terrestris Cumutoq. HemisphÃ¦rio CÃ¦lesti Generalis Exhibitio... Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour with additions to the borders. 500 x 570mm. Small restoration near centerfold.
Very decorative double-hemisphere world map with two smaller celestial spheres, as well as wind-heads and depictions of natural phenomena such as water-spouts, eruptions and rainbows. California has rejoined the mainland; Ezo is depicted as a large landmass connected to Kamchatka not Japan; Tasmania is still far-removed from mainland Australia; and New Zealand is a partial coastline, far too large.