Lot 31
Christoph Weigel (1654 - 1725) MAP OF THE WORLD

Copper engraving, paper
54 x 61 cm (h x w)

Starting price
15 000 CZK
   |   600 €

A decorative and rare, old and colored map of the world is displayed in two hemispheres. Both pole areas are also added in the circular projection. The title at the top of the bar carried by two putii. Rich parerga depicts the moon, sun, stars, allegories of wind and other meteorological, volcanological and hydrological phenomena on land and in the oceans throughout the rest of the leaf. The curiosity of the map is the depiction of California as an island, the Pacific and North Polar regions of the Earth remain far from their true outlines. Restored.