C1759

Mappa Mundi Genrealis ad emendendatiora exempla adhuc edita jusfu....

Rare fully hand coloured world map on Mercator’s Projection with a decorative title placed between two tables. Australian and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by Abel Tasman’s on his two voyages 1642-1644 and with a hypothetical east … Read Full Description

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S/N: RLAR-031-WM-EULE-005–226376
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Full Title:

Mappa Mundi Genrealis ad emendendatiora exempla adhuc edita jusfu….

Date:

C1759

Condition:

In good condition with fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

380mm 
x 340mm

Paper Size: 

423mm 
x 358mm
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Mappa Mundi Genrealis ad emendendatiora exempla adhuc edita jusfu.... - Antique Map from 1759

Genuine antique
dated:

1759

Description:

Rare fully hand coloured world map on Mercator’s Projection with a decorative title placed between two tables.

Australian and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by Abel Tasman’s on his two voyages 1642-1644 and with a hypothetical east and southern coast joining Tasmania and the Solomon Islands.

From Euler’s, Atlas geographicus omnes orbis terrarum regiones

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783)

Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) Euler was one of greatest mathematicians of the period of Enlightenment. Born in Switzerland but worked most of his life in Russia and Germany. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a mathematical function. He is also renowned for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy, and music theory. Euler's involvement with cartography began by his tuition by the great French cartographer Delisle who had been invited to work at the Petersburg Academy Observatory. Delisle taught Euler astronomy and observational techniques with telescopes and other instruments. In September 1734 Delisle suggested that Euler work with a three foot quadrant prior to working independently making observations the following month. The results of Euler's research and observation into determining longitude, led later to the formation of the geography department of the academy.

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