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Auction 98, Lot 13

"Facies Una Hemisphaerii Terrestris [together with] Facies Altera Hemisphaerii Terrestris", Zahn, Johannes

Subject: World

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Mundus Mirabili…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 14 inches
41.9 x 35.6 cm
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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.

Condition: A+

Expert minor repair of short centerfold splits.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Sold for: $2,300

Closed on 3/6/2002

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