"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1710 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 12.1 inches
45.7 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.
References: cf. Shirley #498; Poortman & Augusteijn #136-KII-1.
A dark impression, issued folding on watermarked paper with light soiling and several short separations that have been archivally repaired. Trimmed to the neatlines at the sides (or more likely printed on paper that was too small), and remargined to accommodate framing.