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The World with California as an Island.

Weigel Christoph The World. "Planiglobium Terrestre Minus, in hanc forman reductam a Iohanne Bapt Homanno Geogr..." Noribergæ/Nuremberg Weigel Christoph 1718-20
Copper engraved double hemisphere world map by Christoph Weigel after Johann Bapt Homann. Original colour. verso blank.
The map is from the " Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius " and is a reduced version after Homans early world map with California as an island. Insets of polar projections, where Homann has celestials, the vignettes surrounding the map including the winds in the upper half and the landscapes below are the same as in Homann's map. Dark impression; light toning to edges of blank margins; centrefold split ,repaired at lower margin ;slight printers crease close to lower centerfold.

Christoph Weigel (c.1654-1725)
worked out of Nuremberg in the first half of the eighteenth century. Weigel is also known for a number of maps featuring in Faber's "Atlas Scholasticus" (1718) and also the "Schul- Und Reisen Atlas", produced in conjunction with JD Köhler. He worked closely with Johan Baptist Homann.
284 by 355mm (11¼ by 14 inches).   ref: 2040  €1800

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