"Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1682 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.2 x 14.2 inches
46.2 x 36.1 cm
Magnificent double hemisphere world map from a folio Dutch Bible published by Hendrik and Jacob Keur. Surrounded by fabulous scenes from the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658 with Astronomical diagrams in place of the north and south polar circles. These classic scenes depict the abduction of Persephone, Zeus being carried across the heavens in an eagle-drawn chariot, Poseidon commanding his entourage, and Demete receiving the fruits of the Earth. California is depicted as an island with a flat northern coast labeled Nova Albion, and a small island at about where Alaska is located is labeled Anian. In Asia the Great Wall of China is shown. Western Australia, Van Diemens Land and New Zealand are shown with incomplete coastlines.
References: Shirley #513; Poortman & Augusteijn #129.
Crisp impression and fine later color. Professional extension of margins as most Bible maps are found with very narrow side margins. Expertly reinforced centerfold.