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70/5969 Worldmaps  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Auctore F de Wit 70/5969 Worldmaps Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Auctore F de Wit
70/5969 [Worldmaps]. "Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Auctore F. de Wit". Engr. map, 43,5x55,5 cm., rich border decorations consisting of celestial spheres and small polar maps in the corners, 2 circular astronomical diagrams, interspersed with representations of the four elements and garlands of fruits and flowers, Amst., F. de Wit, ±1670.

- Small closed tear at both ends of middle fold; lower margins partly rather narrow; yellowed.

= De Wit's first worldmap, based on the large wallmap by Blaeu of 1648, and published in H. Doncker's De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Wereld. Shirley 421 ("De Wit's map is one of the most decorative standard-size maps of the time and it is much less commonly found than his three other atlas world maps"). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXX.

€ (1.800-2.000) 2200
70/5970 Worldmaps  Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumque Hemisphaerum Orient et Occidentale repraesentans 70/5970 Worldmaps Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumque Hemisphaerum Orient et Occidentale repraesentans
70/5970 [Worldmaps]. "Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumque Hemisphaerum Orient. et Occidentale repraesentans". Handcol. engr. double-hemisphere map by J.M. HASIUS and G.M. LOWITZ, engr. by S. DORN, w. 2 large title-cartouches, 4 (oblique) projections of the polar regions, and 2 small maps showing the illumination of the earth by the sun in summer and winter, 44,5x52,5 cm., (Nürnb.), Homann Heirs, 1746, nicely framed.

- Unobtrusive restored spots (partly sm. wormholes) in centre of image; small closed tears at both ends of flattened middle fold.

= Impressive and decorative map, the title-cartouches (one in Latin and one in French) respectively with mythical sea creatures and plants and animals. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXX.

€ (600-800)
70/5971 Worldmaps  Planisphaerium Terrestre cum utroque Coelesti Hemisphaerio  Vlakke Aard kloot met het beide Hemelsch half rond  70/5971 Worldmaps Planisphaerium Terrestre cum utroque Coelesti Hemisphaerio Vlakke Aard kloot met het beide Hemelsch half rond
70/5971 [Worldmaps]. "Planisphaerium Terrestre, cum utroque Coelesti Hemisphaerio (...). Vlakke Aard-kloot, met het beide Hemelsch half-rond (...)." Contemp. handcol. engr. map by A.F. ZÜRNER, 50x57 cm., Amst., P. Schenk, ±1700.

- Neatly backed w. laid paper; middle fold flattened; trifle spotted.

= Shirley 639: "The two main hemispheres are cartographically up-to-date and show the routes of explorers, including Magellan, Dampier, Tasman, Gaetani and Chaumont. Nova Britannia, an island separately adjacent from New Guinea, is shown with an inscription saying that it was discovered by Dampier in 1700. Encircling the hemispheres are markings of the winds and climates, and set around the border are no less than twenty-six smaller astronomical diagrams and hemispheres of the world according to different projections. In addition there are two larger celestial hemispheres and, at the bottom, a panorama illustrating tempests, earthquakes, tides, vortices, etc. Below there is textual commentary on the natural phenomena depicted." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXXI.

€ (1.200-1.500)
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