In this map of the world turned upside down, the eye is drawn to the mysterious continent in the top-left-hand corner, “Java la Grande”. It was first mentioned by Marco Polo as the larger neighbor of Java Minor (modern-day Sumatra). Since antiquity, geographers had thought there must be a southern landmass sufficiently large to balance the land in the northern hemisphere and keep the Earth stable.
Cover: LeCreme Ponderosa Leatherwith gilt page edges
Size: 2" x 1 1/4"