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1745 – J. C. Weigel – Typus Orbis Terrarum

Title:                      “Typus Orbis Terrarum”


Decorative and rare World map published by Adam Friedrich Zurner in Nuremberg. California shown as an island with a narrowing, irregular northern coast, substantial portions of a conjectural Antarctica, much of Australia and Terra Iesso, a continuous landmass extending from Japan to California, along with a Northwest Passage.  Allegorical figures in the corners represent fire, air, earth and water, while figures representing the winds are above and below center.

Map Maker:       Johann Christoph Weigel (1661 – 1726)

Sheet size:        21,8 x 17,8 cm

Technique:         copper engraving

Year:                     1745

Very good condition! Original, contemporary, hand coloring on heavy paper. Middle fold as published. Wide margin.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1745 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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