Auction 112, Lot 33

"De Aardkloot volgens d'Hedendaagse gedaante", Goeree, Willelm & Jan

Subject: World

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 6.7 inches
29.2 x 17 cm

An unusual world map showing California as an island and a rudimentary form of Australia. Tucked into the cusps of the double hemisphere map is a very inventive depiction of the earth, as it would be seen from space. At bottom are allegorical female representations of the four continents with their animal escorts.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $750

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/28/2005

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