“DIVERSI GLOBI TERR-AQVEI...” Seutter. Augsburg: T. C. Lotter, c. 1760. Engraved map with original hand coloring.(Image: 7 5/8 x 10 1/8’’)
This is the reduced edition after Seutter’s larger world map. The large center double hemispheric map features the routes of many famous explorers. Australia is shown in its transitional delineation - with additional notes detailing its discovery. America, particularly the northwest coast, is also shown in a transitional delineation with the shape of California as an island as a triangular shaped island, and Alaska noted as Terra Essonis.
Of particular note are The Great Lakes, which appear in uncommon form, and the mythical “Great Lake” which appears in the Florida Region - a misconception that was promoted by Hondius’ 1606 map of Virginia & Florida.
Japan is shown in an unusual shape that incorporates the fictional Terra Yedso.
Also included are celestial charts of the northern & southern skies, and diagrams of the solar system based on theories of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Descartes and Tycho Brahe.