Antique Map Auction Sale No. 94 - closed 3/7/2001
First state of this magnificent double hemisphere Dutch bible map. Surrounded by fine engravings of animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. At top and bottom are two diagrams depicting the Ptolemaic and Copernican theories of the solar system. The northwest coast of North America is greatly exaggerated with a peninsular California. Western Australia, Van Diemen's Land and a bit of New Zealand are shown, as well as the islands of the South Pacific. Ref: Shirley 431. Remargined at sides with expert facsimile affecting 1/4" of image at each side.