Auction 104, Lot 27

"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: World

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 11.6 inches
46.2 x 29.5 cm

This is the second state of Stoopendaal's double hemisphere from a Dutch Bible based on Visscher's similar map of 1663 and surrounded by allegorical representations of the continents. It has been updated here to show California as an Island with a flat northern coastline, Australia's western and northern coastlines, a revision in the coastline for New Guinea, and the addition of some islands in the South Pacific. Diagrams of the Copernican and Ptolemaic solar systems rest between the hemispheres. This is the small version of this world map, without the banner title.

References: cf. Shirley #498.

Condition: A

Crisp impression with fine later color. As Bible maps are often found with damaged margins, this map has added margins and is backed with light Japanese tissue by a very skilled conservator. Couple of very faint tiny spots, still very good.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/10/2003

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