World Hemispheres California Island Myth Friesland 1769 decorative fine old map

September 11th 2017 -

World Hemispheres California Island Myth Friesland 1769 decorative fine old map

World Hemispheres California Island Myth Friesland 1769 decorative fine old map

World Hemispheres California Island Myth Friesland 1769 decorative fine old map

(Map of the World). Issued Vienna, Austria, 1769. Gorgeous and fascinating engraved map of the world. Beautifuly hand colored, and very decorative. Showing numerous globes, armillary spheres, charts of the solar system, celestial diagrams, cherubs, and other charming illustrations scattered throughout. North America has an enormous erroneous almost bizarre westward bulbous expansion above the fictitious Island of California. Also of interest is the huge and still undefined Australian coastline. New Zealand is also indefined. The mythical island of Friesland is named and depicted with an undefined coast in the Atlantic above North America. Tracks of the explorer Abel Tasman 1642 shown below Australia. In near VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, some minor foxing in the blank margins, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. 9 7/8″ x 8 1/2″. Engraved area measures c. 9″ x 7 1/2″. We do not sell modern reprints. The item “World Hemispheres California Island Myth Friesland 1769 decorative fine old map” is in sale since Tuesday, August 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “oldmapsoldbooks” and is located in Dover. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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