"Facies Una Hemisphaerii Terrestris [together with] Facies Altera Hemisphaerii Terrestris", Zahn, Johannes
Period: 1696 (circa)
Publication: Mundus Mirabili…
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 14 inches
41.9 x 35.6 cm
Very scarce pair of hemisphere maps on two separate sheets. The cartography is consistent for the period depicting the Island of California with a flat northern coastline, the Straet Anian<.I> hinting at a Northwest Passage, partial coastlines for Australia and New Zealand, and numerous islands in the Pacific. The surrounding decorations are presented in an unique and original manner with a broad zodiacal band at the top of each hemisphere, and the bottom corners filled with graceful female representations of the four seasons and cherubs representing the four elements.
References: Shirley #584.
Expert minor repair of short centerfold splits.