HEMISPHAERIUM ORBIS ANTIQUI, CUM ZONIS, CIRCULIS, ET SITU POPULORUM DIVERSO.

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Andreas Cellarius


Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui, cum Zonis, Circulis, et Situ Populorum Diverso.

Copper plate engraving, 1661, (1667).
Image size, 16 1/2 x 20 3/8" (419 x 517 mm) plus margins.
Good condition, save for some minor tears along sheet edges. Original handcoloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 80562
Price: $3,500.00
Publisher :
A finely engraved chart showing the Eastern Hemisphere with the climatic zones ranging from Frigida Borealis to Torrida. Australia (Nova Hollandia) is not fully delineated, no coastline on the south and east and a possible land bridge reaching up to connect to New Guinea. The elaborate border includes fine scrollwork, numerous putti, and additional diagrams showing armillary spheres and climatic zones. Cellarius' astronomical charts are among the most highly detailed and decorative ever produced. Blank verso. Maps

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