Auction 102, Lot 15

"Werreldt Kaert", Van de Putte

Subject: World

Period: 1718 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 12.2 inches
48 x 31 cm

Very decorative world map based on the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658, but with the addition of the westward stretching coastline of North America, above the Island of California. Two astronomical diagrams are placed between the hemispheres showing the Copernican and Ptolemaic solar systems. In the corners are scenes of traditional mythology representing the four elements Fire, Air, Water and Earth.

References: Shirley #493.

Condition: A

Professional repairs at bottom folds and one tear in map, all only visible from verso.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,300

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 3/5/2003

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