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Paulus Merula: Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis Descriptio

Map: WLD2978
 
Cartographer: Paulus Merula
Title: Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis Descriptio
Date: 1605
Published: Leiden
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 11 inches / 28 cm
Map ref: WLD2978
Description:
Totius Orbis Cogniti. Created by the master engraver Jan van Doeticum, this striking world map was replaced in Merula's "Cosmographiae Generalis" after the first edition and is consequently very scarce. Its strapwork borders include two celestial hemispheres and the islands of Ceylon, Japan and Iceland. [Shirley "The Mapping of the World" no.254] [WLD2978]