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Unusual World map on a North Polar projection, with a highly enlarged depiction of Greenland and Iceland and celestial model in the upper right.

The map shows California as an Island and a potential NW Passage and also a possible continuous landmass to Asia.

The map is surrounded by 4 projections showing theories of planetary oribits, including Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Ptolemy.

Scherer's epic work is one of the great late 17th and early 18th Century cartographic works and is especially prized for its stunning engraving and evocative images.