During the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography, many world maps were composed of two hemispheres, one for each of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. However, this elaborately decorated world map projected the world on Northern and Southern Hemispheres, an orientation that was rarely used at this time.
This unusual map appeared in Cornelis de Jodes 1593 edition of an atlas publication that was initiated by his father, Gerard, in 1578. Although Corneliss world map did not use the cordiform projection preferred by his father, it did employ a similar border scheme of windheads and clouds.
The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.