Auction 140, Lot 20

"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: World

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 12.3 inches
45.7 x 31.2 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; Poortman & Augusteijn #136-KII<sup>2</sup>.

Condition: B+

Lovely color with light show-through of text on verso and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1/4" into map image at bottom. There is also a tear that enters 3/4" into map image at top that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $900

Closed on 5/23/2012