Auction 133, Lot 23

"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 11.8 inches
45.7 x 30 cm

This is the second state of Stoopendaal's double hemisphere map from a Dutch Bible based on Visscher's similar map of 1663 and surrounded by allegorical representations of the continents. It has been updated here to show California as an island with a flat northern coastline, Australia's western and northern coastlines, a revision in the coastline for New Guinea, and the addition of some islands in the South Pacific. Diagrams of the Copernican and Ptolemaic solar systems rest between the hemispheres. This is the small version of this world map, without the banner title. Dutch text on verso.

References: cf Shirley #498.

Condition: B+

Fine, dark impression with lovely color. A bit of faint toning and some professional minor repairs in the blank margins. The top centerfold is separated in the margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/1/2010

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