Map of the World

Map of the World

Original Title: Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula

(New Geographic and Hydrographic Map of the World)

Year: 1606

Language: Latin

Creator: Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638)

Item Code: 15349

Blaeu's classic map of the world was first printed in 1606 and remained in circulation for over 50 years. Includes insets of the north and south poles. Surrounding the map are depictions of: the heavenly bodies (Luna, Mercurius, Venus, Sol, Mars, Jupiter, Saturnus), the four elements (Ignis, Aer, Aqua, Terra), the four seasons (Ver, Aestas, Autumnus, Hyems), and the seven wonders of the world (Murus Babyloniae, Colossus, Pyramides, Mausoleum, Dianae Templum, Jupiter Olympicus, Pharos).

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Related subjects: World, Age of Discovery