Old coloured map of the South Pole by Christoph Weigel. Shows the southern polar region with the tip of South America ( Tierra Del Fuego, Cape Horn), the Strait of Magellan and the Le Maire Strait. The map still shows the prevailing belief in a massive land mass south of Cape Horn. The land mass is labled Terra Incognita Australis. From Bequemer Schul- und Reisen-Atlas also titled Atlas scholasticus et itinerarius by Christoph Weigel. Weigel's well-known travel atlas, which he published in collaboration with Professor Johann David Köhler.
|Title||Facies Poli Antarctici ex recentissimis itinerariis descripta a. Christophoro Weigelio|
|Publisher, Year||Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718|
|Plate Size||31.9 x 35.7 cm (12.6 x 14.1 inches)|
|Sheet Size||37.3 x 45.8 cm (14.7 x 18.0 inches)|
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