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Lot 0135
  • Title/Content of Map: First Map to show ocean currents of the Western Hemisphere
  • Date Printed: 1665
  • Cartographer: A. Kircher
  • Material/Medium: Paper
  • Size: Approx 15" x 19"

    Rare 'crater' Map of the Americas. So called because of the large crater in the middle of South America. Copperplate engraved. Published in Amsterdam. Kircher was a Jesuit scientist who founded the 'museo Kircherianon in the Collegio Ramano' in Rome. Published his great work the 'Mundus Subterraneous' which covered ocean currents, tides, and volcanic activities. The purpose of the Map is to show ocean currents and is the first show the ocean currents of the new world.

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  • Condition

    Good. Minor tear on right. Minor tear on bottom.

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    Kircher: Antique Map of Ocean Currents, 1665

    Estimate $100 - $115Nov 15, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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