Lot 584. World map in 2 hemispheres - Matthew M

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Auction date:28.02.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 584 | World map in 2 hemispheres - Matthew M
World map in 2 hemispheres - Matthäus Merian.

Copper engraving, 1641. 17 x 25 cm., sheet 31 x 34 cm.

World map with California as an island display in the corners above the moon and

The sun, at the lower edge of the allegories of the 4 elements, referred to as: "the type of Orbis

Terrarum", from: Tommaso Garzoni: "Piazza Universale [...]".

Sheet foxing, Bugfalte behind the sticks, in the picture from the adhesive strip

Restoration of paper, margins slightly damaged.

Cf. Garzoni, Tommaso Piazza Universale [...], Frankfurt-on-Mayn 1641.

Matthäus Merian d. Ä. (1593 - 1650) was a Swiss-German

Publisher and engraver. His main work is Germaniae, the Topographia.

Rare Issue!

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