c. 1686 – G. Valck – Mappe Monde
Title: “Mappe-Monde Geo-Hydrographique, ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans-Hemispheres…”
This is very rare and decorative double-hemisphere world map decorated with vignettes representing the four seasons, after Jaillot’s similarly-titled world map published in 1674. The map displays California as an island and a large Terre de Iesso. The mythical lakes Lac Parime and Lac Xarayes are depicted in South America. A partial outline of the great southern continent, Terre Australe et Inconnue and there are only partial outlines of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania.
The map comes from Gerard Valk’s atlas “Nova totius Geographia…” published in Amsterdam, c. 1686.
Cartographer: Gerard Valck (1652 – 1726)
Sheet size: 53,0 x 61,2 cm
Year: c. 1686
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition. Contemporary coloring. Lover margin extended. Few small restorations and protected on verso with Japanese tissue.
This is an original antique map published circa 1686 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
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