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 Anonymous:  Mapa Mundi O Description Del Globo Terrestre Compuesta segun las ultimas y nuevas oserationes de las Academias, y de Parsi y de Londres . . . (Rare Spanish World Map)




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Title: Mapa Mundi O Description Del Globo Terrestre Compuesta segun las ultimas y nuevas oserationes de las Academias, y de Parsi y de Londres . . . (Rare Spanish World Map)

Map Maker:  Anonymous

Place / Date: London / 1755 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 21 x 18 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,900.00

Inventory ID: 32458


Description:

Unrecorded Double Hemipshere map of the World, published "En Londres" for the Spanish language market.

The map is apparently a copy (or precursor) to Pedro Gendron's world map of a similar title, dedicated to the Marques de Gouveia, Conde de Santa Cruz,  Gendron.

Shows Nueva Hollanda (Australia), Sea of the West (Lago Hermoso!), along with Lago Velasco, lands described by the Moscovites, lands near the Arctic Circle discovered by Admiral de Fuente, and other interesting details.

South of Tierra del Fuego, the passage supposedly discovered by Drake in 1578 is shown. The west coast of New Zealand is shown, including Bahya de S. Phelipe and Cabo Maria.  Several of the islands in the Pacific includes dates of discovery.  

The original map provides credits to Hasius, a German cartographer, for the projections, and to De L'Isle.  There are a number of subtle differences in the maps and we believe that this map is likely an English copy of the French original, which is known in only a single example.

The first time we have ever seen the map.  It is similar to a very rare map by Pedro Gendron, recorded in in the National Library of Portugal and the Technische Universitiat Bergakademie in Germany, but this example includes different title and annotations.  


Condition Description: Several minor marginal tears at the left, repaired on verso.


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