18th century world map

18th century world map

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Caption: World map. 18th century German map showing the Old (right) and New (left) world hemispheres, and celestial maps of the stars of the northern (upper) and southern (lower) hemispheres. The map is adorned by various cherubic figures and images of different weather phenomena. A picture of Mount Etna erupting is at lower left. Published by German map publisher Johann Baptist Homann in around 1716.

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