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Lot 111: Johann Zahn Map of the World
05 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Facies Una Hemisphaerii Terrestris & Facies Altera Hemisphaerii Terrestris. Johann Zahn (1631-1707). from Mundus Mirabili. Engraved map in two sheets. Nuremberg, 1696. each approximately 15 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches sheet, 20 1/8 x 41 3/4 inches framed. This fine pair of hemispheres was the second World map from Zahn?s Mundus Mirabili. The geography is based on traditional Dutch maps of the 1660?s and shows such anomalies as California as an island, Australia with an incomplete coastline and joined to Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand denoted by only one coast.
Artist or Maker: Johann Zahn
Literature: Engraving on Paper