Telluris Theoria Sacra or The Theory of the Earth
de Beer Eb 1689 B
[London]: Typis R. N. Impensis Gualt. Kettilby
First published in Latin in 1681, Burnet’s <i>Telluris Theoria Sacra or The Theory of the Earth</i> recounts the theoretical formation of the Earth from prior to the Great Deluge to its supposed ending in conflagration. This map, printed some 150 years after the Ribeiro map on display, clearly shows America almost in its entirety, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the land to the very south still Incognita. Burnet says in the volume ‘here [is] added a Map or Draught of the Earth, according to the Natural face of it, as it would appear from the Moon...’.
Thomas Burnet, “Telluris Theoria Sacra or The Theory of the Earth,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 25, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6877.
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