Nova Orbis Tabula In Lucem Edita 1689Map Description Frederick De Wits classic and striking Double Hemisphere map of The World 1689
Nova Orbis Tabula In Lucem Edita 1689
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Gorgeous colours have been applied in meticulously reproducing the original rare state of De Wits striking double hemisphere map of the World, with significantly new cartographic detail in South East Asia and to the North of New Zealand. For this rare state, De Wit adopts the second Samson model of California as an island, eliminates the Straits of Arian and shows a virtually unknown NW Coast of America. De Wit also provides a significant addition of Nova Guinea and Quiri Regio. The heavenly scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements and the signs of the zodiac in a well balanced and natural way. De Wit’s map is one of the most attractive of its time.