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The double hemispheres are surrounded by a multitude of figures and spheres: in the four corners are an astronomical table, an armillary sphere, and eclipses of the sun and moon. Celestial charts for the northern and southern skies sit above and below the hemispheres; the Four Elements, Water, Earth, Fire and Air, are pictured allegorically, and there are portraits of four of the great discoverers: Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Thomas Candish, Ferdinandus Magellan and Oliverus Vander Noort.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Both hemispeheres contain historical information with respect to early exploration.
This version of the map contains no text on the verso.
This is a copy of a John speed map of 1626 by Robert Walton. Apparently ours is the 3rd state described in shirley 397, i.e. the version appearing in the 3rd ed. (1659) of Petau work.
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Citation / reference note
Richard B. Arkway, Inc. Cohen & Taliferro L.L.C. Catalogue 65 (www.arkway.com/pdfs/Cat65.pdf)
Availability of other formats note
1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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