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1660 - Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro in Plurimis Emendatus

Map makerSizeMap IDCondition
Nicolaas Visscher 470 x 360 mmD2 / M140 / I59Fine condition, coloured.

Decorative world map in twin hemispheres showing the results of Tasman's first voyage in Tasmania , based on Visscher's world map.

This map is a close copy of Visscher's first Bible world map circa 1650. Similarities also exist with the representation of Tasman's discoveries in Australia . The second voyage discoveries in northern Australia in 1644 are not charted.

The four allegorical scenes are based on and very similar to the ones on Visscher's Bible map, however here the scenes are varied slightly with more detail added to the surrounding area of the scenes. Two celestial spheres detailing the zodiac and two spherical charts showing planetary revolutions are also added.

On the Australian continent, the same names from many of the earlier Dutch discoveries are copied directly from Visscher's map.

This information is adopted from the Printed World catalogue series, one of the most enjoyable and informative Australian Antique map catalogues available, created and compiled by Simon Dewez.

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