TOTIUS ORBIS COGNITI/ UNIVERSALIS DESCRIPTIO
Origin: Europe, Netherlands, Leiden
OH: 13 3/8" x OW: 21 1/8"; Plate H: 11 1/2" x W: 19 3/4"
Black and white line engraving on laid paper
Acc. No. 1989-324
The upper cartouche reads: "TOTIUS ORBIS COGNITI/ UNIVERSALIS DESCRIPTIO"
The lower left inset of St. Helena reads: "Joannes a Doetechum/ junior fecit"
Label:This map depicts the world in two hemispheres. It is based on a 1594 world map by Petrus Plancius, the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company. This map contains new information on South America and an insert showing the Solomon Islands.