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Lot 209: (WORLD.) Mappe Monde.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (WORLD.) Mappe Monde. Double-page engraved miniature double-hemispheric world map showing California as an island. 7x8 1/2 inches sheet size; hand-colored. Amsterdam, circa 1670

Notes: A re-working of the 1628 Jansson pocket atlas plate "Typus Orbis Terrarum" engraved by Abraham Goos. The geography remains unchanged but the title, strapwork cusps and the text on Terra Australis have been erased, leaving faint traces of the engraving still present. Burden 325.

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