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Auction 167, Lot 11

"Algemeene Wereldtkaart van den Aardkloot. In twee Vlakronden Vertoont, en naar de Niewste Beschryvingen Overzien en Verbetert", Luyts, Jans

Subject: World

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…

Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 7.9 inches
30.7 x 20.1 cm

This double hemisphere map is beautifully decorated with clouds at top and allegorical representations of the continents at bottom. California is shown as an island, and 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 de Winter. This map was first published in the Dutch version of Jans Luyts' geography, published by Francis Halma, who later included this map in other publications.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views. Halma acquired many of the plates for Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving from Joannes Ribbius, who had enlisted the services of engraver Antoine de Winter to make copies of the maps in Nicolas Sanson's quarto atlases of the four continents. De Winter made very few geographical changes and maintained the attribution to Sanson on the newly engraved plates. Halma supplemented the Sanson maps with about a dozen new maps engraved in the same style as Sanson's, without any attribution on the maps, as well as 23 panoramic views of famous cities around the world.

References: Shirley #553.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on paper with a large coat of arms watermark and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/28/2018