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A striking map of the world on Cassini's polar azimuthal projection by Heinrich Scherer.

California is shown as an Island. Nova Hollandia is now clearly separated from Nova Guinea, although w/o a Southern Coastline. Northwest and Northeast passages are shown. New Zealand appears, although only a part of its coastline is known.

The map reflects a circumnavigation of world, with the route and dates. The map is ringed by various cartouches and elegant decorative scenes. A fine example of this striking map.