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MERIAN, M. - Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica...

MERIAN, M. - Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica...
Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica... - MERIAN, M.
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Title : Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica....
Map maker : MERIAN, M..
Date : Frankfurt, 1638.
Size : 9.8 x 13.8 inches. / 25.0 x 35.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :Famous world map by Merian after Blaeu's map of the World on Mercators projection.

With lots of interesting details:
*California and the Sierra Nevadas are prominently named.
*A large southern land mass is named Magellanica.
*No Great Lakes shown.
*Australia is still attached to Magallanica and pre-dating the appearance of New Zealand.
*With a large mythical southern land mass.
*Korea is shown as an Island. Japan is shown in an early model and the image of the Philippines is dramatically oversized.
*Nova Zembla is only partially drawn.

A very decorative map, with sea monsters, sailing ships, compass roses, etc.

Condition : Good impression. Top margin added until platemark, tight margins to the sides, and bottom margin with tear and tiny loss just reaching into the map.

ID: 93573

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