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L' Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement les Terres Arctiques

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David Rumsey Map Collection,

DESCRIZIONE

"Engraved hand colored in outline map of Northern hemisphere, by the French map maker Guillaume De Isle, published by Covens and Mortier. Shows North America, California is correctly shown as a peninsula, but with a dotted line still hinting at the possibility of the island form, the Arctic, the Pacific, Asia. Includes explanatory text in French and Dutch written by ""Monsieur Swartz, Dutch ambassador at St. Petersburga, dated Jan. 13, 1740. Relief shown pictorially. Visscher's Atlas minor, printed by Petrus Schenk and Reinier & Iosua Ottens. Atlas consists of hand colored title page, engraved by Ger. de Lairesse, and manuscript index page, listing 23 maps, double page engraved hand colored in outline, by Visscher, Schenk, Mortier, Ottens, F. Zuerner, H. Jaillot, Delisle, G. and L. Valk, and De Witt. Including: a double-hemispheric world, northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, maps of the continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, and America), followed by maps of European regions (including Russia), and a map of the Holy Land. Atlas lacks sheet no. 17 (Hungaria ... ). Maps are in Latin, French and Dutch. Maps are undated, except the the map of L' Hemisphere Septentrional, dated 1740, map of Poland, dated 1734, and map of Terra sancta, dated 1659. Bound in half vellum over marbled paper covered boards. Not in Koeman"

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FONTE : Nicolaum Visscher. Amsterdam