"PLANISPHERE REPRESENTANT TOUTE L'ETENDUE DU MONDE" COPPER ENGRAVED HAND-COLORED MAP. Jan Barend Elwe, Amsterdam, circa 1792 Item # 907WKH17L. A rich and interesting world map derived from Jacques Cassini's North Polar projection first published in 1696.
It was then published as a title page for the. Atlas De La Navigation Et Du Commerce. By Louis Renard in both 1715 and 1739. Due to the centering of continents as a projection around the North Pole, landmasses exponentially lose their proportions and some rather unusual elements appear: for example, California is dramatically elongated and is a rather late representation as an island; a large Northwest Passage in North America bisects the known part of the continent from a vast land noted as Terres Inconnues; Australia extends across sixty degrees so that the eastern shore is positioned north of New Zealand; and the Great Wall of China is beautifully depicted. The circle of the world is held on the shoulders of a giant, often described as Atlas, but actually depicting Hercules with a club in hand and covered in lion's skin.
The Mapping Of California As An Island, Glen McLaughlin, f. Measurements: 28" H x 21 5/8" W [frame]; 16 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W [map].Condition Report: Housed in a contemporary frame. Paper with slight waviness (not stiff and taught), some very minor creasing and minor toning. Some old remains of mounting tape verso. My name is Andrew Silla and my wife and I own and operate Silla, ltd in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. You can read more about our gallery by clicking here. Finding these pieces is a hunt, a journey and we pursue each piece in the collection for a reason. Thank you for taking the time to look through our pieces and we look forward to working with you! _gsrx_vers_1251 GS 8.2.1 (1251).
The item "1792 Hand-Colored Flat Earth Cassini Projection Map Planisphere Representant" is in sale since Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Brazil, Australia.