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Auction 113, Lot 32

"De Werelt Caart", Danckerts/Wetstein

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14.2 inches
51.3 x 36.1 cm
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Handsome double hemisphere map derived from up-to-date sources of information (probably French). The tributaries of the Mississippi are depicted, California is an island, Australia is nearly complete, except the eastern and southern coast, and there is just a bit of Van Diemen's Land. Part of New Zealand is shown, as well as Quiri Regio. In the four corners of the map are astronomical diagrams with explanations in Dutch text, and at center are north and south polar projections. Published in a Dutch bible by R. & G. Wetstein with Dutch text on verso.

References: Shirley #615.

Condition: B

Expert paper restoration at side with very skilled facsimile of border and part of diagrams in corners. The restoration is seamless and the facsimile is undetectable except on very close examination.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/7/2005