Auction 122, Lot 29

"De Aard-Kloot volgens de hedendaagse gedaante", Goeree, Willelm & Jan

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 6.7 inches
29.2 x 17 cm

An unusual world map that shows 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,minus the oceans. At the bottom are allegorical female representations of the four continents with their animal escorts.

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Condition: A

Bit of minor surface soil, mostly in wide original margins.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/5/2007

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