"Die Ebbe und Fluth auff einer Flachen Landt-Karten furgeselt
fürgestelt", Happel, Everard Werner
Period: 1675 (published)
Publication: Relationes Curiousae…
Color: Hand Color
11.2 x 8 inches
28.4 x 20.3 cm
This is one of the earliest thematic maps of the world. The ocean currents are graphically depicted and although conjectural, the map is the first serious attempt to portray scientific phenomena based on the reported findings of seaman. Four curious tracks, perhaps denoting subterranean tunnels, link the Black and Caspian Seas, the Caspian Sea with the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean with the Red Sea, and most interestingly the Atlantic with the Pacific through the Isthmus of Panama. The landmasses are marked with the locations of the several live volcanoes. Noted as scarce by Shirley.
References: Shirley, #468; Robinson, p. 46-47.
Binder's trim at lower left just affecting the latitude markings outside neatline. Couple of printer's creases at right.