"Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1729 (published)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm
This is a decorative double hemisphere world map from a Dutch Bible published by Pieter and Jacob Keur. It is based on Visscher's Bible map of 1663 and surrounded by nearly identical engravings, which include numerous exotic animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. At the top and bottom are two diagrams depicting the Copernican and Ptolemaic theories of the solar system. California is depicted as an Island with a flat northern coast. Australia includes the western and northern coasts and the discoveries of Van Diemen. There are numerous Pacific islands including much of the western coastline of New Zealand. Text on verso.
References: Shirley #498.
Professional and very skillful repair on centerfold tear and invisible restoration in blank margins.