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1700. Novissima & exactissima Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula in lucem edita per Davidem Funcke . . .

  • Novissima & exactissima Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula in lucem edita per Davidem Funcke . . .

Novissima & exactissima Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula in lucem edita per Davidem Funcke . . . information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 2438x2116 px
Disk Size: 
 1.88955MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Nuremberg
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  33.86 х 29.39
Printing at 150 dpi 
 16.25 х 14.11
Printing at 300 dpi 
 8.13 х 7.05

Rare David Funcke World Map

Rare example of David Funcke's richly embellished double hemipshere map of the World.

Funcke bases his map upon Frederick De Wit's rare maritime world map of 1668.

The geographical details include California as an Island, incomplete coastlines for Australia and New Zealand and a partial Terra Incognita in the South. There is no coastline north of California. The land bridge to Asia present--Terra Esonis. The Great Lakes are shown open to the west.

The map is surrounded by four large lively allegorical scenes, representeing the four elements. Fire is shown by war and destruction, air by the heavens, earth by harvesting and husbandry and water by ships and a spouting whale. There are groups of figures between the hemisperheres and on either sided of the smaller polar maps.

Funcke's maps are scarce. Funcke was active from 1680-1705, but his maps rarely appear on the market.

It is possible that it was engraved by Johann Baptiste Homann, who worked for Funcke as an engraver before starting his own business. At least two of Funcke's maps were later re-published by Homann, including this one.

Shirley 616.

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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
2438x2116 px
Disk:
1.88955MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Nuremberg
Author:
David Funcke.
$14.99

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