"Den Aardkloot van Water Ontbloot, na Twee Zyden Aante Fien", Goeree, Willem
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: Ioodse Oudheden, Ofte Voor-Bereidselen…
Color: Black & White
5.4 x 10.9 inches
13.7 x 27.7 cm
This map is based on the controversial theories of Thomas Burnet whose popular treatise, Telluris Theoria Sacra, focused on the breaking up of "the fountains of the great deep" as the cause of the flood, as described in Genesis 7:11. This map presents the hemispheres, one above the other, and depicts the earth bared of its waters showing the ocean floor in relief. California is an island, there is a single Great Lake, and Australia is partially formed.
References: cf. Shirley #507.
On watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the sheet edges.