This original map of Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita, dated 1665, is by Nicolas Visscher (1618 – 1679). This superb first state double hemisphere world map is surrounded by engravings including allegorical representations of the continents as well as native inhabitants and wildlife. Visscher’s decorations were so popular several other cartographers copied them. Two diagrams depicting the Ptolemaic and Copernican theories of the solar system appear within the cusps of the hemispheres. The northwest coast of North America is greatly exaggerated with the fictional El Streto d’Anian, while California is shown as a peninsula. In the Pacific, Western Australia, Van Diemens Landt and a bit of New Zealand are also noted. This map is in good condition. The framing is done to conservation standards with a museum mat and carved gold frame.