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Auction 118, Lot 34

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

Subject: World

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 6.8 inches
29.2 x 17.3 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. Engraved by Gerrit Drogenham.

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Condition: A

Narrow but adequate margin on binding side (left).

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/6/2007

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