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"Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum Geographorum Observationibus Confectus cum Systemate Copernicano...", Schreiber, Johann Georg
Period: 1750 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.4 x 6.3 inches
23.9 x 16 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. The title is contained in a banner across the top and text panels at bottom name the major regions of each continent.
Issued folding on a bright sheet with a few small spots and remnants of hinge tape on verso.