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JANSSONIUS, J. / LONS, D. - Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica..
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Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica.. - JANSSONIUS, J. / LONS, D.
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Title : Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica...
Map maker : JANSSONIUS, J. / LONS, D..
Date : Amsterdam, 1632.
Size : 15.5 x 21.0 inches. / 39.3 x 53.4 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Re-issue by Janssonius of the rare world map by Dirck Lons (1622), based on van den Keere. The interior of North America is occupied by a cartouche surrounded by portraits of nine geographers, explorers and world circumnavigators : Ptolemy, Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, etc.
The legend in the cartouche refers to their voyages. The bottom corners show the Temptation and the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. The map is framed with decorative borders showing eight sovereigns on horseback, ten pairs of costumed figures and eighteen town views in oval frames, such as Rome, Paris, Jerusalem, Constantinople and Havana.
One of the most handsome single-sheet world maps of the period.
More about figured border maps [+]
Shirley, World, 309. Schilder, VI, 6.4, p. 103.
Condition : Cut on neat line, with extended margins. Some missing areas in upper right corner and border line missing and carefully redrawn. Good and dark impression.
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