1649 Map Of The Eastern Hemisphere

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La Division De Nostre Ocean

Published by Philippe Briet (1601 - 1668) in 1649 in Paris.

Published within Briet’s “Parallela geographiae veteris” this map of the eastern hemisphere identifies each of the oceans and shows the divisions between them. 

The Atlantic Ocean is named Mer du Ponant ou Atlantique and the Pacific is Mer du Levant.

There are place names of capes and rivers along the coastlines, and interior detail is limited to a few mountain ranges, lakes and rivers. 

Africa is shown with an enlarged Lake Zaire.

A large Terre Australe is shown at bottom right, with a partially delineated Nouvelle Guinee. 

Korea is shown as an island. 

A beautiful and historic map in almost mint condition that would grace any collection.

Map Details

In a very good condition. Sharp clear impression. Latin text on reverse side. Uncoloured as issued. Printed on hand laid watermarked paper. Good margins for framing. Light show-through of text on verso and a faint damp stain at bottom left. Pencil marks to verso. The sheet measures 24 x 19cm