"Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum Geographorum Observationibus Confectus cum Systemate Copernicano...", Schreiber, Johann Georg
Period: 1750 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 6.6 inches
24.4 x 16.8 cm
This charming double hemisphere map is 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 an incorrect northwest coastline in North America, labeled Terra Esonis, and partial coastlines for Australia and New Zealand. Nestled between the hemispheres are two depictions of the solar system based on Copernicus and Tycho Brahe.
There is light toning and a couple of dampstains that enter the neatline at top left and top right. Minor soiling primarily in the blank margins.