Maps, World Map, Hemispheric Map, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia
No Title. Hemispheric map. - "Mappa B"
Copper etching by Giovanni Valerio Pasquali. Original hand color.
Published in an atlas by A. Le Sage.
Venice, ca. 1830
No biographies of Pasquali or Le Sage available
Language on map and commentary on right side: Italian
Map includes 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Map focuses on discoveries including dates of voyages and names of discoverers. It gives measurements of square kilometers of each continent. A tabula with the lengths of Rivers in Europe is given. And, in the right side of map in two separate columns: The descriptions of native peoples in America, obviously a continuation of of the prior page of the atlas book. The description begins with Eskimos (Inuit), followed by descriptions of Mexicans, natives of Canada, natives of the Caribbean Sea, natives of Brazil, natives of th South Pacific, of Africa.
"Mappa A" is missing. It shows most likely the Western Hemisphere
For example: Of Iceland it says: "Discovered in 860 by Norwegians". Australia is still named "Nuova Ollanda" (New Holland).
A ring of the various climate zones encompasses this globe.
A rare map - and quite interesting
Original antique print
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Very good condition
Map diameter: 33 cm (ca. 13")
Full page: 38 x 53 cm (ca. 15 x 20") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design