"Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum Geographorum Observationibus…", Schreiber, Johann Georg
Period: 1750 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 6.3 inches
24.1 x 16 cm
Charming double hemisphere map surrounded by engravings of the heavens and natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. The map shows a typical 18th century geographical view with the northwest coastline of North America extending toward Asia. Nestled between the hemispheres are two depictions of the solar system based on Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. The title is contained in a banner across the top and text panels at bottom name the major regions of each continent.
Original color. Narrow, but adequate top margin, as issued. Remnants of hinges on verso.