EDWARD WELLS A new map of the TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE according to the ancient

July 8th 2017 -

EDWARD WELLS A new map of the TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE according to the ancient

EDWARD WELLS – A new map of the TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE according to the ancient. A Very Rare early original antique Map by EDWARD WELLS c1700. A NEW MAP OF THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE ACCORDING TO THE ANCIENT DISCOVERIES AND MOST GENERAL DIVISIONS OF IT INTO CONTINENTS AND OCEANS. Maker Edward Wells, Oxford c 1700. Copper engraved and hand coloured. Decorative double hemisphere map of the world dedicated to William, Duke of Gloucester. This map for example still shows California as an Island, and an incomplete New Holland attached to New Guinea, partial New Zealand coastline and no Southern Continent. Extensive notations in both North & South America one even suggesting that the Americas might have been the lost Continent of Atlantis. Early version, platemark 1 in the dedication panel, This map of the World by Wells is one of a set of 22 dedicated to William, Duke of Gloucester who was studying at Oxford at the time. Wells taught Mathmatics & Geography at Christchurch College , Oxford. Below the hemispheres is a dedication vignette, with to the right William the 13 year old heir to the throne shown standing under a tree with his tutor. On either side of this are small landscapes, One of ships arriving from the new world and the other of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford. The engraver of the map is a Dutchman Michael Burghers who settled in Ocford in 1673 who initially worked under David Loggan before succeeding him as the Oxford University Engraver. Actual map size approx 20 by 14 inches, framed and glazed. Please ” SUPERSIZE ” my pictures to see detail, colouring and condition and note there is some glare from the glass, thanx. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “EDWARD WELLS A new map of the TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE according to the ancient” is in sale since Friday, November 21, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “shoeboxmaster” and is located in Betchworth. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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