"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus ad Mentem Veterum Geographorum", Weigel, Christopher
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.3 x 13 inches
33.8 x 33 cm
An attractive map of the Eastern Hemisphere with the Prime Meridian running through the Canary Islands, the furthest western point according to Ptolemy. The map identifies ancient regions and cities throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, but the overall cartography is up-to-date. Japan is joined with a large island labeled Terra Incognita, and Australia is beginning to take shape with Tasman's discoveries in the region.
A crisp impression on a clean sheet with short centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been archivally repaired on verso.