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Title: [Antique world map] Situs Partium Praecipuarum Totius Orbis Terrarum
Author: Torniello, A.
PlaceAndYear: Frankfurt, Jacobus Fischerus, 1609.
Description: Unusual world map from Augustino Torniello's ' Anales Sacri et Profani'. First state. The map, a simplified version of Ortelius' world map is on an oval projection with spandrel windhead decorations. In the Arctic there are both Northeast and Northwest Passages. North America bears the name of America Mexicana with an unnamed St. Lawrence River stretching far across the continent and no Great Lakes. South America is named Perviana and is shown in the bulbous, potato shape that Ortelius used for his earliest versions of the continent. An unnamed Amazon reaches far across South America, nearly reaching the opposite coast. A massive Regionis Antarctica extends across the southern portion of the world, with only the place name of Beach noted on a portion of what would become Australia, in reference to Marco Polo's writings of his explorations. In Africa, the Nile originates in the southern tip of the continent, but without the Ptolemaic twin lake source. Ref.: Shirley, World, entry 267 [uncommon], plate 267.
Dimensions: 19 x 375 mm
Reference: Shirley, World, entry 267 [uncommon], plate 267.
Colouring: uncoloured
Condition: etching, very good cond.
PRICE REDUCED FROM EURO 1850.- TO EURO 1385.-. COSTS ARE EXTRA.
  • Number: 1011286
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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