Auction 134, Lot 27

"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: World

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 11.5 inches
46.2 x 29.2 cm

This decorative double hemisphere map from a Dutch bible is based on Visscher's similar map of 1663. The surrounding allegorical representations of the continents were copied from Visscher, but the map has been updated 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 smaller version of this world map, without the banner title. Dutch text on verso.

References: cf Shirley #498.

Condition: B

A very nice sharp impression. Paper has been professionally added to the side and top margins with a tiny bit of skilled facsimile in the bottom right corner.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/1/2010

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