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Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis Descriptio.
Estimated value: $16050 - $25000
Three separate world maps were engraved for the Speculum and each was issued only once. The 1578 edition featured a heart shaped world map by Gerard and the 1593 edition included this map on a rectangular projection by Cornelis, along with a second unsigned double-hemisphere map. There is a note in the lower right-hand corner stating that Corn: de Iudoejs of Antwerp made the map in November 1589 at the Academy of Douai and the printer?s signature is that of Cornelis? father, Gerard de Jode, but the map was not published until two years after his father?s death. According to Shirley the map is generally attributed to Marinus of Tyre, with geography based on Mercator and Ortelius, while in the top corners are two smaller maps showing the eastern and western hemispheres on Roger Bacon?s circular projection. °
Reference: Shirley, World, 165.
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