Auction 108, Lot 22

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

Subject: World

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 14 inches
46.2 x 35.6 cm

This decorative double hemisphere world map was issued in a Dutch Bible published by Pieter and Jacob Keur. It is based on Visscher's Bible map of 1663 and surrounded by nearly identical engravings, which include numerous exotic animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. At the top and bottom are two diagrams depicting the Copernican and Ptolemaic theories of the solar system. California is depicted as an island with a flat northern coast. Australia includes the western and northern coasts and the discoveries of Van Diemen. There are numerous Pacific islands including much of the western coastline of New Zealand. Dutch text on verso.

References: Shirley #498; Poortman & Augusteijn #130 (GII2).

Condition: A

Very wide margins, which is unusual for Bible maps. Minor soil and a couple of minor professional repairs on centerfold.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/29/2004

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