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Scarce early thematic mapping of the world's religions, showing the world on a Pacific-centered Mercator Projection and dividing it into the Christian, Muslim, Deistic, Buddist, and Polytheistic worlds. 

The map further subdivides the religions, showing Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox, Sunni, and Shiite worlds. The appearance of Deistic regions in parts of the Arabian Peninsula and northern India is particularly interesting, and this may reflect local sects such as the Mandeans which were not clearly defined by any of the other monotheistic religions. Maps like these were often used as propaganda for colonization in areas that were not yet converted to Christianity. 

This map was published in Weimar in 1818 as a supplement to the Verlage des Landes Industrie Comptoirs.

Condition Description
Original hand-color. Minor offsetting.