Cosmographia universalis ab Orontio olis descripta


Souvenir reprint of a beautiful cordiform world map.

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This jaw-dropping heart-shaped world map was originally engraved by the Veronese artist Giovanni Cimerlino and published in 1566. It was based on Oronce Fine’s similar image issued in 1534 and referenced in the title. The cordiform map is surrounded by elaborate strapwork, angels, and cherubs in lavish color.

The map is a reproduction published by Rand McNally in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Royal Museums Greenwich has a 1969 Christmas card that appears to use the same image.

Sources: Royal Museums Greenwich; Shirley, Mapping of the World #116

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1970

Author: Giovanni Cimerlino

Sheet Width (in): 25

Sheet Height (in): 22.5

Condition: A

Condition Description: Light wear along the outer edges from where previously rolled, consistent with age. A near fine 20th century reproduction.


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