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A map of the world or terrestrial globe in two planispheres [cartographic material] : laid down from the observations of the Royal Academy of Sciences wherein as an introduction to the study of geography are inserted several things relating to the doctrine of the Earth, the globe as an explanation of the circles, the zones of & climates, longitude & latitude, its inhabitants the antipodes Antœci & Periœci an account of the terms by which the several parts of the Earth & waters are called
Bib ID 3424510
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Bowles, John, 1701-1779
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [ca. 1:24,000,000]. 
Description London : Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, 1740 
1 map : col., ill., mounted on linen ; 97.9 x 118.8 cm. 
Notes

Double hemispherical world map surrounded by spheres, illustrations and text showing Australia as New Holland joined to New Land of Diemens and Land of Papous or New Guinea. Antarctica is shown as "Parts unknown".

"Also a concise theory of the Earth describing the diurnal and annual motions, its magnitude & the proportions of its parts. Likewise an explanation of the Copernican system shewing magnitude, periods & densities of the planets with their distances from the Sun and the quality of the light & heat they severally receive together with astronomical remarks explaining the causes of summer and winter the changes and increase of day and night".

The upper and lower panels of the map contain circles of text in decorative cartouches covering the horizon, meridians, the equator, the ecliptic, the tropics, the polar circles, the zones, climates, longitude, latitude, the inhabitants and a description of ye Earth.

In lower margin: Honi soit qui mal y pense. Dieu et mon droit.

Prime meridian: Ferro Island.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.map-rm3874

Subjects World maps - Early works to 1800.  |  Australia - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1740 

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