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Publisher: SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M.
Title: Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances.
Published in: Venice, 1780
   
Size: 19.0 x 26.0 inches.
48.2 x 66.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original o/l colours.
Condition: Very good condition. Good margins.
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A handsome and well engraved world map constructed with the prime meridian through Paris. The hemispheres are rotated through 45 degrees. This is an unusual projection for a world map and was based on work of the French Academie Royale des Sciences.

The map is of interest for the use of Mer de Corée.
for the sea between Korea and Japan.

This particular impression is by Remondini who reissued Santini’s “Atlas Univ.” in 1784.
"A Venise Chez Francois Santini, rue Ste. Justine pres la dite Eglise." A 'view from space' of the earth's hemispheres; the hemispheres selected are the maritime and terrestrial hemispheres, or 'water' and 'land' hemispheres. This map is quite rare in having the land and water hemispheres as the main subject; these are usually supplementing polar or equatorial views of the world. Probably from Paolo Santini's Atlas Universel, between 1776 and 1781. Includes 350-word commentary on why the oblique south polar and north polar views were chosen. The terrestrial hemisphere, we are told, is not centered on Paris and the Paris meridian purely for patriotic reasons, but according to scientific principles.




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