c. 1742 – J. G. Doppelmayr – Basis Geographiae Recentioris Astronomica


Title:                      “Basis Geographiae Recentioris Astronomica…”​

Highly decorative double hemisphere map of the World, one of the last to depict California as an island. Australia is shown with Tasman’s discoveries on his first and second voyage. It contains two extensive tables one hundred and forty two major cities with coordinates, celestial observations and eclipse information. The map is superbly decorated with the two spheres surrounded by a richly engraved sky and three groups of cherubs making astronomical observations.

The map comes from the Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr atlas “Atlas Coelestis” published by J.B. Homann in Nuremberg circa 1742.

Cartographer:     Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1671 – 1750)
Sheet size:             63,3 x 53,0 cm
Year:                       c. 1742
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Attractive hand coloring. Watermarked paper. Margin reinforcements on verso (the map was framed before).

This is an original antique map published circa 1742 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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