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Lot 62
By: A. Kircher
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Date: 1682 (published)

Publication: D'Onder-Aardse Weereld

Condition Code: A

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Color: hand color

Size: 16.1 x 13.4 inches
         40.9 x 34.1 cm


    Very unusual map depicting all of South America and most of North America. The map is totally devoid of political detail with the exception of the floating city of Mexico, shown a bit too far north, and California is named. Instead the map features the principal rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes in South America. A huge crater lake, probably Lake Titicaca although it is situated too far north, is depicted as the source of the Amazon. The Andes are shown as a range of live volcanoes. Three sailing ships and a strapwork title cartouche adorn the map. Kircher is credited with publishing the first book describing the ocean's currents and this map is a beautiful example of his representations that are surprisingly accurate. Published in the Dutch edition of Kircher's famous Subterranean World, which was first published in 1665 in Latin under the title Mundus Subterraneus.

Condition Description: A crisp impression on a watermarked sheet with some minor damp stains along the edges of the sheet. Top margin is narrower but ample for framing.

Ref: Burden #382.

Estimate:
$600.00 - $750.00


Sold for: $650.00

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