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HAPPEL,E.W. - [World map in double hemisphere]

HAPPEL,E.W. - [World map in double hemisphere]
[World map in double hemisphere] - HAPPEL,E.W.
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Title : [World map in double hemisphere].
Map maker : HAPPEL,E.W..
Date : Ulm 1687.
Size : 11.5 x 23.1 inches. / 29.3 x 58.8 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :Allegorical vignettes in the four corners representing America (Native American with tobacco plant smoking a long pipe), Africa (black person and child with elephant), Europe (man in European dress with sea chart, navigational devices, anchor, and oar with letters PWCPF), and Asia (man in fur clothing and hat, bear eating a child).
This map appeared in Happel's Mundus Mirabilis (1687) and later, in other works by the same author. Not in Shirley, though he recorded and illustrated the map subsequent to the 1987 edition of his The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700.
See Shirley's 1993 article "Six New World Maps" in The Map Collector (No. 64, pp. 3-8).
California of Briggs type?. Issued in his Historia moderna Europć, Ulm, 1687, 1692." This rare and curious map showing California as an island is quite charming with its rather primitive and appealing allegorical engravings.°
Condition : Margins cut close. Two pages joined, some minor paper thinness on crossings of foldings.

ID: 03286

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