Auction 104, Lot 23

"Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: World

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 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 bring 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. 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.

Condition: A+

Good margins all around with bit of staining at paper edges, well away from map.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Sold for: $2,400

Closed on 9/10/2003

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