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Extremely rare double hemishpere map of the World, based upon Hubert Jaillot's wall map of 1674, but with significant decorative embellishments.

The vignettes symbolizing the 4 continents have been added to the four corners of the map and between the two hemipsheres there are two elaborate vignettes. The map is engraved by Sigismund Hipschmann. Both Hoffmann and Hipshmann were active in Nuremberg between 1665 and 1690. Shirley notes that relatively few copies of the map are known. Only one appearance in a dealer catalogue in the past 25 years (Potter 1995). Shirley notes 2 examples (Kansas University and Nuremberg La). We also located an example in the Ryhiner collection, in the State Archives of the Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

Condition Description
A few minor repairs, by generally a very nice example of this extreme rarity.
Shirley 469.