"Welt Charten, Worauf die Reife nach Indien", Heydt, Johann Wolfgang
Period: 1744 (circa)
Publication: Allerneuster geographisch…
Color: Hand Color
10.4 x 8.6 inches
26.4 x 21.8 cm
This scarce, double hemisphere world map presents some unusual geography. In North America, California appears as an enlarged peninsula, the St. Laurence River and Great Lakes appear as a long inland sea, and the Longue R. connects the Missouri River with the Gulf of California. The Eastern Hemisphere is not as distorted, owing to Heydt's work with the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch discoveries in Australia and New Zealand are shown. A North Polar sphere is included at top.
There is some creasing in the map and some soil and foxing in the blank margins.