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Description

Rare (unrecorded?) variant edition of Antoine De Fer's double hemisphere map of the World, published circa 1660.

The map shows a very unusual configuration of California as an island, along with a massive unknown southern continent and early treatment of the Philippines, Korea (shown as an island) and Japan.

This edition varies from the one described by Shirley(#399), in that it lacks the title, has a different engraver's credit line and other differences outside of the map image. It bears the note that it was engraved by H.Picart and would seem to be a later edition.

Reference
Shirley 399.