No title: double hemisphere worldmap
Nicolaus Henricum, Munchen 1604
c. 6x12 cm
Title page of Mayr s Epitome Cronicorum
The small double hemisphere worldmap is worth studying. It is a copper plate engraving. The prime Meridian is at Tenerife. Both hemispheres are split in quarters by a broad band as meridian and equator which leads to a deformation of the continents. Both Poles consist of land and further North (and South) there is sea again. The map suggests both poles are actually water surrounded by land and ice. The southern Pole, around und under the Circulus Antarcti, comes twice further North than the Tropic of Capricorn, once under N. Guina (sic) and once ...
Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn
(1660?) c. 1690 - original colour (Shirley 582)
Rare map of the world made by Robyn/Danckerts and illustrated by Herrewyn. Very nice contemporary colour, which makes it a spectacular map. Showing the world projected from the north pole.
Scenographia mundanae compagis Brahea
Amsterdam, Valk and Schenk 1708
Koeman, Cellarius 3, map 7
Good, clean condition, strengthened for a few cm at the back of the map to avoid a break of the original copper green.
Later edition by Valk and Schenk of the original Cellarius map from his Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus or Atlas Coelestis of
1660. The only change is the name of the author.
Augsburg, c. 1740
Copper plate engraving
In contemporary color
Slightly rumpled and strengthened on the fold.
Still a highly attractive map with each and every wind a name in six languages, starting in Greek and the four seasons as cartouches in each corner of the map.