Auction 91, Lot 26

"Werreldt Kaert",

Subject: World

Period: 1718 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.7 x 12.2 inches
47.5 x 31 cm

Very decorative world map based on the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658, but with the addition of the westward stretching coastline of North America, above the ISLAND OF CALIFORNIA. Two astronomical diagrams are placed between the hemispheres. In the corners are scenes of traditional mythology representing the four elements Fire, Air, Water and Earth. Ref: Shirley #493

References:

Condition: A+

Estimate: $2,100 - $2,300

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 6/14/2000

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