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The Mapping of North America

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Several world maps were found in Dutch bibles during the second half of the seventeenth century. Many were derived from this one by Nicolaas Visscher first published in 1657. A double hemisphere world map with smaller astronomical diagrams at centre top and bottom. Visscher’s name appears at the end of the running title above. California is still represented as a peninsula but the northern shore of New Holland or Australia is omitted despite Tasman’s second voyage of 1644. Nearby are two celestial hemispheres. Schilder (1976) no. 77; Shirley (1993) no. 401.
VISSCHER, Nicolaas

Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro in Plurimis Emendatus, Auctus, et Icunculis Illustratus

Amsterdam, c.1660
315 x 475 mm., in fine condition, slight finger dirt in the lower corner margins only.
Stock number: 8438


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