Auction 99, Lot 26

"Totius Orbis Terrarum Representatio", Busch, Georg Paul

Subject: World

Period: 1733 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.7 x 5.5 inches
19.6 x 14 cm

A very uncommon, small double hemisphere world map. In North America the Island of California is prominent. The northwest coastline is named Terra Iedso and appears to connect to the Asian continent. The British colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard and named Virginia. Dieman Land appears in the South Pacific as a large landmass located just below the Tropic of Capricorn. Tucked between the hemispheres are two diagrams of the solar system - the Tychonicum Systema and the Systema Copernicanum. The map is surrounded by allegorical representation of the four elements.

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Condition: B

Some scattered light foxing in map and chips in top margin that are well away from map.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/12/2002

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