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1638. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula

  • Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula

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Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 9029x7017 px
Disk Size: 
 18.9582MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Frankfurt
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Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  125.4 х 97.46
Printing at 150 dpi 
 60.19 х 46.78
Printing at 300 dpi 
 30.1 х 23.39

Matthaus Merian's edition of Blaeu's famous map of the World on Mercator's Projection.

The map shows an elongated Northwest coastline culminating in a narrow strait (Anian) between Asia and America. California and the Sierra Nevadas are prominently named. A large southern land mass is named Magellanica. No Great Lakes are shown.

In the South Pacific, Australia is not yet present as a separate landmass and remains attached to Magallanica and pre-dating the appearance of New Zealand. A narrow southern strait between the Atlantic and Pacific is shown, with a massive mythical southern (Antarctic) land mass. The eastern coastline of North America is still very primitive.

In Asia, Korea is shown as an Island, Japan is shown in an early primitive model and the image of the Philippines is dramatically oversized.

In Europe, the prospect of an open Northeast Passage to the Pacific is still prominently shown, with the coastlines of Nova Zembla, etc., still only partially charted.

Overall a strong dark impression of this decorative map, with sea monsters, ships, compass roses, etc.

Shirley #345, Plate 262.

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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
9029x7017 px
Disk:
18.9582MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Frankfurt
Author:
Matthaus Merian.
$14.99

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