1596 RARE World Map
Christ is shown on the left. The only world map of the century to show this. South America shows the western bulge at Chile. A possible Australia connected to a massive southern continent. The fictional island of Fresland south of Iceland.
1596, (RARE EDITION) ‘Europae Totius Orbis Terrarum Partis Praestantissimae by Matthias Quad. (Geographer, humanist and engraver). Published in Cologne by Lambert Andreas. Quad established Cologne, as a center for map making in Germany at the time. Copperplate engraved. Measures 14″ x 10 1/4″.
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