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Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio : R. Mercator / G. Rosaccio / Lasor a Varea

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A very crisp printing of this old copperplate originally published in Giuseppe Rosaccio's edition of "Geografia ..." in Venice. The map's detail is taken from Mercator, however the projection, using lines of parallel latitude, gives a rather different appearance, apparently extending the landforms north and south from the equator. When first published, in Venice, the map presented a relatively up-to-date image of the world, despite the effect of the contracted northern and southern latitudes. This printing in Lasor a Varea's "Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum" is remarkable for the longevity of the plate and, compared with contemporary knowledge, the preservation of the great southern continent and a very retrograde outline for south and east Asia. Nevertheless a fascinating and attractive map. CURRENTLY ON EXHIBITION AT: World Antiquarian Book Plaza, Nihonbashi 2-3-10, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8245 - Consequently delivery may be delayed.
region: World Maps
mapmakers: R. Mercator   G. Rosaccio Lasor a Varea
place and date of publication: Padua 1598 - 1713
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 170 by 250mm (6.75 by 9.75 inches).
ref: 41369
literature: R.W.Shirley Mapping of The World, map 217.

Price: £ 480

 
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