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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula auct Guiljelmo Blaeuw.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1644
   
Size: 16.0 x 21.3 inches.
40.6 x 54.2 cm.
Colouring:

In very attractive original colours.
Condition: Very good impression, in very attractive original colours. Latin text on verso.
In all aspects an magnificent example.

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Sought-after world map by one of the most famous Dutch mapmakers. The paneled borders show, at the top allegorical representations of the sun, moon and the five known planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The four seasons and the four elements are depicted at each side and - along the bottom corner - seven vignettes showing the Seven Wonders of the World. The map incorporates some of the classic early 17th Century cartographic misconceptions, including the elongated NW Coast of America, massive southern hemisphere with narrow strait between it and South America, incomplete New Guinea attached to large southern continent, etc.
An interesting item, now-a-days very hard to find in this mint condition.

Rodney Shirley writes It is celebrated as one of the supreme examples of the map maker's art. . .
Reference: Shirley, World 255, State 4: Clancy, The Mapping of Terra Australis, map 6.1.



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