Auction 121, Lot 15

"Den Aardkloot van water ontbloot, na twee zijden aante fien", Goeree, Willelm & Jan

Subject: World

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5 x 10 inches
12.7 x 25.4 cm

This map is based on the controversial theories of Thomas Burnet whose popular treatise, Telluris Theoria Sacra , 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.

References: cf Shirley #507.

Condition: A

A couple of very small spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/26/2007

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