"Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1702 (published)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.9 inches
45.7 x 35.3 cm
This decorative double hemisphere world map was issued in a Dutch Bible published by the Keur family. It is based on Visscher's Bible map of 1663 and is surrounded by nearly identical engravings, which include numerous exotic animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. California is depicted as an island with a flat northern coastline labeled Nova Albion. A small island in the vicinity of Alaska is labeled Anian. In Asia, the Great Wall of China is illustrated and the northeastern coastline is severely truncated. Australia, Van Diemens Landt, and New Zealand have incomplete coastlines. New Guinea looks as if it may be attached to Australia. Tucked between the cusps of the map are astronomical diagrams illustrating the Copernican and Ptolemaic solar system theories. This is the first state. Dutch text on verso.
References: Shirley #498; Poortman & Augusteijn #130 GII<sup>1</sup>.
A sharp impression, issued folding and now flattened on a bright sheet with professional repairs to a centerfold separation at bottom and a minor tear in the center of the south polar hemisphere. There are also a number of chips and tears in the blank margins that have been professionally repaired, with just a couple of tears barely entering the image.