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Gorgeous double hemisphere map of the world, which includes many of the great 17th Century cartographic errors. A massive land extension north of California reaches nealy to Asia and shows the Straits of Anian and NW Passage, with dozens of early place names on the NW Coast, including Quivira Regnum, which appears twice. North America is misconfigured in a manner similar to early world maps by Hondius. A partial New Zealand and Australia both appear. The tracks of Magellan's circumnavigation are shown, along with other cartographic misconceptions. cartography. Four allegorical female figures represent the four continents (Europe, Asia, America and Africa), along with exotic allegorical scenes. Two celestial models are shown center top and bottom. Gorgeous full color example, with wide clean margins and no restorations. Shirley 431.