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Auction 151, Lot 16

"Algemeene Wereldtkaart van den Aardkloot", Luyts, Jans

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldbeschryving

Color: Black & White

12.2 x 8 inches
31 x 20.3 cm

A double hemisphere map beautifully decorated with clouds at top and allegorical representations of the continents at bottom. California is shown as an island, Terre de Iesso stretches between Asia and North America, there is a bit of Nouvelle Zeelande that connects to the coastline of the mythical Terre Magellanique, and Australia is only partly mapped. The cartography is based on Nicolas Sanson, who is credited in the title, and engraved by Anthony d'Winter. It was published in the Dutch version of Jans Luyts' geography, published by Francis Halma.

References: Shirley #553.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with one small spot near Arabia and narrow side margins. Impression is slightly uneven at bottom.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/19/2014