Philipp Eckebrecht

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Eckebrecht created an intriguing world map for publication with Johannes Kepler’s Rudolphine tables. One of the most visually striking of all world maps, it is surmounted by the double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire. Scientifically, this is the first published map to recognise the correspondence of one hour of time to 15 degrees of longitude. In 1630, when it was first engraved, it was also one of the first maps to show any of the Dutch mapping of Australia.

Engraved map of the world in a bifurcated double-hemisphere form