"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus ad Mentem Veterum Geographorum", Weigel, Christopher
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Descriptio Orbis Antiqui in XLIV. Tabulis...
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 13.1 inches
34.3 x 33.3 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.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WEIG-2a #1.
A nice impression on a bright sheet with minor toning along the centerfold and light dampstains along the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.