Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio

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World, Rumold Mercator 1587.
'Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptic - quam ex Magna Universali Gerardi Mercatoris Domino Richardo Gartho, geographie ... in .,. memoria Rumodus Mercator fieri curabat AO M.C. LXXXVII.
The world in two hemispheres, showing large 'terra australis' around the Antarctic Circle, coming above the Tropic of Capricorn near New Guinea (shown as an island) and at Beach and the 'Kingdoms of Lucach and Maletur' near Java Major and Java Minor, and with a large indentation similar to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Under the map is a 'brief instruction on the creation of the world according to recent geographical studies: 'De mundi creatione ac constitutione brevis instruction'. Text, place names and comments are in Latin.

Size: 54 cm x 41 cm.
Map mounted on board and formerly framed. Possibly a be modern facsimile. Refer to Gunther Schilder, Australia Unveiled, Amsterdam, 1976, p.264. Map 11.
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Item Type: Other
Keywords: RS Map, Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, world, maps
Publisher: UTAS Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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