Auction 107, Lot 17

"[Lot of 2] Den Aardkloot van water ontbloot, na twee zyden aante sien [together with] an untitled engraving", Goeree, Willelm & Jan

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 11.2 inches
17.3 x 28.4 cm

Pair of very unusual world maps from a Dutch book on church history published by the Goeree brothers. The first map is based on the controversial theories of Thomas Burnet whose popular treatise focused on the breaking up of "the fountains of the great deep" as the cause of the flood, as described in Genesis 7:11. This map presents the hemispheres, one above the other, and depicts the earth bared of its waters showing the ocean floor in relief. California is an island, there is a single Great Lake, and Australia is partially formed. The second untitled sheet is a graphic depiction of the 2nd and 3rd days of the creation of the earth from Genesis.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/9/2004