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Auction 102, Lot 12

"De Werelt Caart", Danckerts/Wetstein

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14.2 inches
51.3 x 36.1 cm

Beautifully engraved double hemisphere map derived from up-to-date sources of information (probably French). The tributaries of the Mississippi are depicted, California is an Island, Australia is nearly complete, except the east and southern coast, and there is just a bit of Van Diemen's Land. Part of New Zealand is shown, as well as Quiri Regio. In the four corners of the map are astronomical diagrams with explanations in Dutch text, and at center are north and south polar projections. Published in a Dutch Bible by R & G Wetstein. Biblical text on verso.

References: Shirley #615.

Condition: A

Some very faint toning. Expert repair on tiny fold separations in margins.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500


Closed on 3/5/2003