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ZAHN, J. - Polus Arcticus / Polus Antarcticus Tom II p.11.

ZAHN, J. - Polus Arcticus / Polus Antarcticus Tom II p.11.
Polus Arcticus / Polus Antarcticus Tom II p.11. - ZAHN, J.
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Title : Polus Arcticus / Polus Antarcticus Tom II p.11..
Map maker : ZAHN, J..
Date : Nuremberg, 1696.
Size : 12.7 x 8.0 inches. / 32.2 x 20.4 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :A very interesting map with vertical orientation showing twin polar projections. The South Pole shows Tierra del Fuego as the only land, and the North Pole includes a portion of the coastline of fictional Anian, with a well-developed Arctic for the period. Novaya
Zembla is shown with a partial coastline. The spheres are surrounded with billowing clouds and vigorous wind heads within.
From his "Mundus Mirabilis".
Johann Zahn (1631-1707) was a philosopher of the Praemonstratensian order in Würtzburg, he wrote a number of pseudo-scientific works accompanied by engravings of the highest standard. His work was produced during a period of history known as the "Enlightenment" when scientific experimentation and philosophical debate were encouraged by a European nobility hungry for new knowledge. ¤

Condition : Good and dark impression.

ID: 30085

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