Auction 104, Lot 15

"Allgemeine Landes und Uhr Tafel", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1681 (published)

Publication: Speculum Solis

Color: Black & White

12.7 x 9.2 inches
32.3 x 23.4 cm

A very uncommon and unusual map showing the time differences throughout the world. The divisions of north and south latitude are carefully demarcated in scales on the side borders with twenty-four time zones marked across the top. A narrow Fretum Anian separates North America and Asia, and a huge Terra Australis Incognita fills the bottom of the map. Precisely engraved, with the gothic German title at top, and enclosed in a decorative border.

References: Shirley #330.

Condition: A

Fine crisp impression. Professionally repaired tiny binding tear.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000


Closed on 9/10/2003