"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 12.3 inches
46 x 31.2 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: Poortman & Augusteijn #136-KII-2; cf. Shirley #498.
A crisp impression, issued folding and now flattened on a bright sheet. There are professional repairs to a number of small chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, with several tears entering less than 1" into image, one tear entering 3" at bottom left, and a small portion of the neatline replaced in facsimile at top. The margins have also been professionally extended to accommodate framing.