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subject : Middle East--Maps--Early works to 1800
Prime meridian: Ferro.; Relief shown pictorially.; Selected structures shown pictorially.; Cartouches surround title, secondary title, scale and list of abbreviations.; Northeast segment of map identified as: Parts yet Undiscovered.
Printed by T.W. for R. Bonwicke [et al] (publisher)
Wells, Edward, 1667-1727. (creator)
Burghers, M., (contributor)
Relief shown pictorially.; Watermark; Equator shown; no latitude or longitude scales.; In upper right corner: Tomus I.70; Plate mark visible around entire map.; Map of Asia, illustrating the theories of the Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher, from his Mundus Subterraneous. Kircher was one of the first compilers of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. This very unusual map depicts all of southern Asia from the Arabian peninsula to the Philippines including the East Indies to the Celebes. It extends north to show part of the Caspian Sea. The principal regions and countries named, plus the major rivers, lakes and mountains. A huge subterranean lake in the area of Nepal and Tibet is the principle source for most of the rivers in Asia. Decorative title cartouche features angels or putti, and Neptune.
s.n. (publisher)
Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. (creator)
Prime meridian: Ferro; Longitude and latitude scales given.; "Pag: 1" in upper right margin.; Relief shown pictorially.; Watermark.; Areas east of the Mediterranean are shown in considerable detail. Africa details the area of Egypt. Remainder of the continent is covered by an ornate cartouche enclosing the title statement. The cartouche includes lions, hunters on horseback armed with spear or bow and arrow, a pyramid and a crocodile.; Scale calculated from distance between 30°N and 40° N.
Prime meridian: Ferro; Illustrations include ornamental cartouche, various types of ships, and giant fish.
apud Joan Jacobum de Rubeis (publisher)
Baudrand, Michel-Antoine, 1633-1700. (creator)
Widman, Georgio. (contributor)
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