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Old antique map of World by A.F. Zürner.

Item number:25655
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
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Planisphaerium Terrestre Cum Utroque Coelesti Hemisphaerio, sive Diversa Orbis Terraquei ... Opera et studio A.F. Zûrneri . . . Ex Officina Petri Schenkii in Platea vulgo. [Title repeated in Dutch]. - Zürner A.F., c. 1700.


Old world map, double hemisphere, by A.F. Zürner.

With insular California and a decor of scientific and natural phenomena.

Copper engraving
Size (not including margins): 50.5 x 57.5cm (19.7 x 22.4 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Shirley (World), 639;.

From: Schenk, Atlas Contractus sive Mapparum Geographicarum Sansoniarum auctarum et Correctarum. Amsterdam, c. 1700. (Koeman, Sche 2)

The cartographer Adam Zürner is noted by Bagrow as having an output of over 900 maps but in spite of this he is relatively unknown. Among a number of maps produced for Peter Schenk is this interesting and detailed world map.
The two main hemispheres are cartographically up-to-date and show the routes of explorers, inculding Magellan, Dampier, Tasman, Gaetani and Chaumont. Nova Britannia, an island separately adjacent from New Guinea, is shown with an inscription saying that it was discovered by Dampier in 1700. Encircling the hemispheres are markings of the winds and climates, and set around the border are no less than twenty-six smaller astronomical diagrams and hemispheres of the world according to different projections. In addition there are two larger celestial hemispheres and, at the bottom, a panorama illustrating tempests, earthquakes, tides, vortices, etc. Below, there is textual commentary on the natural phenomena depicted. Similar engravings of the earth's physical forces appear in the later general map by J.B. Homann. (Shirley)

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