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Auction 90, Lot 20

"Werelt Caert",

Subject: World

Period: 1716 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 12 inches
45.7 x 30.5 cm

Beautiful double hemisphere from a Dutch Bible. Surrounded by allegorical representations of the continents, based on Visscher. CALIFORNIA IS AN ISLAND with a flat northern coastline, Australia is partially mapped and there is only a hint of New Zealand. The northwest American and east Asian coastlines are incomplete. Diagrams of the Copernican and Ptolemaic solar systems rest between the hemispheres. Ref: Shirley #498.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 3/15/2000