"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1716 (published)
Color: Hand Color
17.9 x 12.3 inches
45.5 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 dark impression on a bright sheet, issued folding with some small abrasions along the centerfold and professional repairs to separations along the centerfold. Professionally remargined at right and left with a vertical strip of image at the sides, about 2-4 mm in width, that has been expertly replaced in facsimile.