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
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!