World Antique Map Print (1664)
Archival print reproduction of an antique map of the world from 1664 by Joan Blaeu.
- Medium: Art print
- Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
- Ink: Archival pigment ink
- Size: 12x16 or 15x20 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)
About This Map
This world map comes from Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior, generally considered the finest atlas ever produced. The two hemispheres of the globe are adorned with allegorical figures along the bottom depicting the four seasons, celestial figures along the top, and portraits of the astronomers Galileo Galilei in the upper left and Tycho Brahe in the upper right. The map is also notable for its depiction of California as an island, a misconception that lasted throughout much of the 17th century.
Title: Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula (New and Accurate Map of the Entire World)
Author: Joan Blaeu (1596-1673)
Language: Latin, Dutch