Auction 104, Lot 24

"Tabula Geographico-Hydrographica Motus Oceani Currentes, Abyssos, Montes Igniuomos in Universo", Zahn, Johannes

Subject: World

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Mundus Mirabili…

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 14 inches
41.9 x 35.6 cm

This magnificently decorative and unusual map depicts ocean currents, volcanoes and deep-sea chasms. The continents are void of political detail and only major lakes, rivers and volcanoes are shown. There are prominent Northwest and Northeast Passages and a vast southern continent. The map is based on Happel and Kircher's theories. Zahn was a philosopher of the Praemonstratensian order at Wurzburg.

References: Shirley #583.

Condition: A+

Minor toning in margins.

Estimate: $2,300 - $2,750


Closed on 9/10/2003