A striking map of the world on Cassini's 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. Shirley 626.
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