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World in north polar azimuthal projection. 1792

California is shown as a large island. The figure of Atlas at the page bottom is holding the world.

Louis Renard published this title page map already in 1715 in his Atlas de la navigation.


Jan Barend Elwe (florished 1785-1809)

The Amsterdam bookseller and publisher, J.B. Elwe, was probably of foreign origin. His activities in the book trade date back to 1785, a date found on an atlas.

J.B. Elwe's contribution to atlas and map production was slight. All he did was print some maps from old plates after deleting their name and adding his address.

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Planisphere representant toute l'Etendue du Monde, dans l'ordre qu'on a suivi dans ce livre.

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Item Number:  28810
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar
References: McLaughlin - p. 130 12 State 2

Title page of a world atlas by J.B. Elwe, showing a map of the world in north polar azimuthal projection with an equidistant concentric circle of latitude; also known as Turquet's projection.

Title: Planisphere representant toute l'Etendue du Monde, dans l'ordre qu'on a suivi dans ce livre.

Cartographer: Louis Renard.

Date of the first edition: 1715.
Date of this map: 1792.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Map size: 430 x 265mm (16.93 x 10.43 inches).
Sheet size: 550 x 310mm (21.65 x 12.2 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Margins stained.
Condition Rating: A.

From: Atlas. Amsterdam, J.B. Elwe, 1792. (Koeman, II, El2)

California is shown as a large island. The figure of Atlas at the page bottom is holding the world.

Louis Renard published this title page map already in 1715 in his Atlas de la navigation.


Jan Barend Elwe (florished 1785-1809)

The Amsterdam bookseller and publisher, J.B. Elwe, was probably of foreign origin. His activities in the book trade date back to 1785, a date found on an atlas.

J.B. Elwe's contribution to atlas and map production was slight. All he did was print some maps from old plates after deleting their name and adding his address.