SHADOWS Amphiscii Heteroscii Periscii Tropics poles temperate MALLET 1683 map
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SHADOWS. Amphiscii Heteroscii Periscii. Tropics poles temperate. MALLET 1683 map

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TITLE OF THE MAP: 'Amphisciens; Heterosciens; Perisciens' (De la Sphere)

The print illustrates Amphiscii (The inhabitants of the tropics, whose shadows in one part of the year are cast to the north, and in the other to the south, according as the sun is south or north of their zenith), Heteroscii (The inhabitants of t he temperate regions, whose shadows at noon are always in the same direction, ie to the north (for those who live in the northern hemisphere) and to the south (for those in the south) & Periscii (The inhabitants of the polar regions, whose shadows, during part of the summer, make a complete revolution.

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DATE PRINTED: 1683    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx Overall page size 13 x 21cm approximately (5 x 8 inches); image size 10.5 x 14.5cm approximately (4 x 5.5 inches)

TYPE: Original 17th century copperplate map

CONDITION: Fair: Creased; Blemishes. The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this map than that which is offered for sale. Any flaws described in this statement may not be visible on the image but will be present on the map you receive. Please note any other blemishes on the scan prior to purchasing this picture. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side


PROVENANCE: "Description de l'Univers", contenant les differents systemes du Monde, les Cartes generales & particulieres de la Geographie Ancienne & Moderne: Les Plans & les Profils des principales Villes & des autres lieux considerables de la Terre; avec les portraits de Souverains qui y commandent, leurs Blasons, Titres & Livrees: Et les Moeurs, Religions, Gouvernements & divers habillemens de chaque Nation, dedieé au Roy, par Allain Manesson Mallet. Paris, Chez Denys Thierry, Rue S. Jacques, MDCLXXXIII (First edition, Paris, 1683)

SHADOWS. Amphiscii Heteroscii Periscii. Tropics poles temperate. MALLET 1683 map
SHADOWS. Amphiscii Heteroscii Periscii. Tropics poles temperate. MALLET 1683 map

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