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Rare map of the World 1738

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Author: Overton, Henry and I. Hoole
Title: The World: A New and Correct Map laid down & described according to the latest discoveries, to which is added and Explanation of all these Lines (as the Equator, Ecliptic, Tropiks, Meridians &c.) used in describing this & all other Maps of the World & terrestrial Globes...
Place Published: London
Publisher:Printed & sold by H: Overton & I: Hoole
Date Published: c.1738
Description:


Copper-engraved double-hemisphere map of the world, hand-colored in outline; surrounded with various depictions of the solar system & planets, blocks of engraved text, etc. Engraved by Sutton Nichols. 57.5x97 cm (22½x38¼").



Rare map of the world, with California an island. The trade winds are show, and the text surrounding the map has information on navigation, determining longitude and latitude, climate, etc. There are small surface maps of Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon, and the Sun, and a diagram of "The Solar System according to the Newtonian Philosophy." Expertly backed with linen (or silk), repairing some tears and some loss in lower margin, which affects a bit of text.

Provenance: London, '75
Condition
Some minor soiling, old folds now flattened; very good.
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Rare map of the World 1738

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Lot 0210 Details

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Heading:
Author: Overton, Henry and I. Hoole
Title: The World: A New and Correct Map laid down & described according to the latest discoveries, to which is added and Explanation of all these Lines (as the Equator, Ecliptic, Tropiks, Meridians &c.) used in describing this & all other Maps of the World & terrestrial Globes...
Place Published: London
Publisher:Printed & sold by H: Overton & I: Hoole
Date Published: c.1738
Description:


Copper-engraved double-hemisphere map of the world, hand-colored in outline; surrounded with various depictions of the solar system & planets, blocks of engraved text, etc. Engraved by Sutton Nichols. 57.5x97 cm (22½x38¼").



Rare map of the world, with California an island. The trade winds are show, and the text surrounding the map has information on navigation, determining longitude and latitude, climate, etc. There are small surface maps of Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon, and the Sun, and a diagram of "The Solar System according to the Newtonian Philosophy." Expertly backed with linen (or silk), repairing some tears and some loss in lower margin, which affects a bit of text.

Provenance: London, '75
Condition
...
Some minor soiling, old folds now flattened; very good.

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