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Stock# 37482
Description

Fine old color example of this scarce world map from Doppelmayr's Celestial Atlas.

The map includes California as an Island, an incomplete eastern & southern coast of Australia, incomplete New Zealand and Northwest Passage.

The map is embellished with a large decorative allegorical cartouche. The double hemispheres are surrounded by celestial phenomena, including a solar and lunar eclipse and 3 groups of Cherubs making astronomical observations using the latest astronomical tools. The map includes a set of tables showing the longitude, latitude, celestial observations and eclipse information for the major cities and islands around the world.

A fascinating blend of science and decorative cartography, splendidly engraved in the style of the Homann family.

Condition Description
Original color. Minor color transfer.