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[A beautiful 18th Century set of the world & continents]

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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
[Set of World & four Continents.] Nuremberg, c.1740. Original colour with additions, some evidence of gold highlighting, Five plates, each c.500 x 570mm. Occasional minor restoration.
A highly decorative set of maps: the world is 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; the other four each have a large and colourful title cartouche. On the maps 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.
[Ref: 11174]    £6,500.00 ($8,580 • €7,280 rates)

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