"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1736 (circa)
Publication: Biblia, dat is de Gantsche H. Schrifture...
Color: Black & White
17.8 x 12.1 inches
45.2 x 30.7 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, and the bottom right corner of the plate had broken off by this point. Published by Jacob and Pieter Keur.
References: cf. Shirley #498; Poortman & Augusteijn #136-KII-2.
A slightly weak impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a couple of damp stains in the bottom blank margins and an old tape stain along the right-hand fold; the tape has since been removed and the separation has been professionally repaired.