Catalog Archive
Auction 91, Lot 23

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

Subject: World

Period: 1702 (published)


Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 14 inches
45 x 35.6 cm

Based on Visscher's map of 1663. This is a stunning double hemisphere world map from a Dutch bible published by Pieter and Jacob Keur. Surrounded by superb engravings, which include numerous exotic animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. At the top and bottom are two diagrams depicting the Copernican and Ptolemaic theories of the solar system. CALIFORNIA IS DEPICTED AS AN ISLAND. Australia includes the western and northern coasts and the discoveries of Van Diemen. Ref: Shirley #498.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Sold for: $2,300

Closed on 6/14/2000