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MAP, World, Merian
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World. Matthaus Merian, Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula, from Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica, 1646 (circa). Hand Color. This beautifully engraved world map is presented on Mercator's projection with cartography closely copied from Blaeu's world map of 1606. The Latin title is printed at top, outside the neatline. A German gothic script title and notation concerning the discovery of the Americas in 1492 covers the unknown interior of North America. California is a peninsula, and plenty of open ended waterways in the eastern part of North America leave open the question of a Northwest Passage. Two polar projections in lower corners partially obscure the great southern landmass that is connected with New Guinea. The map is finely decorated with sea monsters, galleons and compass roses. This is the second state without Merian's signature in the plate.

LITERATURE: Shirley #345.
Condition
A crisp impression with some light toning and soiling adjacent to the centerfold, a few spots of foxing in the blank margins, and a small chip at top right. Grade: B+
Dimensions
9.8 x 14 in
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MAP, World, Merian

Estimate $1,000 - $1,300
Apr 27, 2022
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Starting Price $500
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0005: MAP, World, Merian

Est. $1,000 - $1,300Starting Price $500
Antique Maps, Engravings, Documents & Books
Apr 27, 2022 10:00 PM EDT
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This catalog is "VIEW ONLY" on LiveAuctioneers - bids must be placed at oldworldauctions.com.

World. Matthaus Merian, Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula, from Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica, 1646 (circa). Hand Color. This beautifully engraved world map is presented on Mercator's projection with cartography closely copied from Blaeu's world map of 1606. The Latin title is printed at top, outside the neatline. A German gothic script title and notation concerning the discovery of the Americas in 1492 covers the unknown interior of North America. California is a peninsula, and plenty of open ended waterways in the eastern part of North America leave open the question of a Northwest Passage. Two polar projections in lower corners partially obscure the great southern landmass that is connected with New Guinea. The map is finely decorated with sea monsters, galleons and compass roses. This is the second state without Merian's signature in the plate.

LITERATURE: Shirley #345.
Condition
...
A crisp impression with some light toning and soiling adjacent to the centerfold, a few spots of foxing in the blank margins, and a small chip at top right. Grade: B+
Dimensions
9.8 x 14 in

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