Antique map, Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratisima Tabula

July 2nd 2017 -

Antique map, Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratisima Tabula

FULL TITLE: Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratisima Tabula. Nicolaas Vischer’s double-hemisphere antique world map can be regarded as the blueprint for a number of decorative Dutch maps. The decorations, by Nicolas Berchem, depict the four elements; Fire – the rape of Persephone, Air – Zeus drawn across the sky in a chariot, Water – Poseidon, Earth – Demeter. The decorations are richly painted whilst each Continent is identified by a separate colour. California is still depicted as an island, whilst Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand are beginning to take shape. Bookworms made a meal in the lower left and lower right hand corners and munched their way just 1mm into the engraving. This slight damage has been expertly repaired as well as a few minor tears in the margins which are well away from the plate mark. An exquisite work of art. References: Amsterdam, Jansson’s Novus Atlas (Koeman, Me 66, Shirley 406). Width (cms) x Height (cms): 56.0 x 47.0. The item “Antique map, Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratisima Tabula” is in sale since Saturday, November 08, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “boden_antique_maps” and is located in Chichester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Map Type: Countries/ Borders
  • Antique/ Modern: Antique

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