Auction 89, Lot 11

"Orbis Terranrum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita",

Subject: World

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

Magnificent double hemisphere world map from a folio Dutch Bible published by Hendrik and Jacob Keur. Surrounded by fabulous scenes from the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658 with astronomical diagrams in place of the north and south polar circles. These classic scenes depict the abduction of Persephone, Zeus bring carried across the heavens in an eagle-drawn chariot, Poseidon commanding his entourage, and Demete receiving the fruits of the Earth. CALIFORNIA IS AN ISLAND with a flat northern coast labeled Nova Albion, and a small island at about where Alaska is located is labeled Anian. The Great Wall of China is shown in Asia. Western Australia, Van Diemens Land and New Zealand are shown with incomplete coastlines. Ref: Shirley 513. Beautiful later color & professionally remargined to accommodate framing, as Bible maps typically have very narrow margins. Overall superb condition.

References:

Condition: A+

Estimate: $2,500 - $2,800

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 12/8/1999

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