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Creator: Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679.
Title: Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula / [cartographic material] / auctore Nicolao Visscher.
Scale: Scale ca. 1:90,000,000 at the equator. (W 180?--E 180?/N 90?--S 90?).
Publisher: [Amsterdam : J. Jansson, 1658]
Date: 1658
Material Type: Map
Physical Description: 1 map : hand col. ; 2 hemispheres each 28 cm in diam., on sheet 49 x 60 cm.
Notes: World map showing Tasman's 1642-1643 and 1644 discoveries in Australia and New Zealand. Australia appears as Hollandia Nova. Relief shown pictorially.

Two hemispheres surrounded by mythological figures, with polus articus at top center and polus antarcticus at bottom center.

First appeared in Jan Jansson's 1658 ''Novus Atlas''.

Decorations by N. P. Berchem.

"J. de Vissscher sculpsit".

Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 40.

Also available online

Exhibited: "Mapping our World : Terra incognita to Australia", National Library of Australia, Canberra, 7 November 2013 to 10 March 2014. ANL
Subjects: Voyages around the world -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
World maps -- Early works to 1800.
Maps -- World -- 1658. -- lctgm
Call Number: MAP RM 4641
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