Auction 92, Lot 25

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

Subject: World

Period: 1714 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 14 inches
46.2 x 35.6 cm

Based on Visscher's Bible map of 1663 with the same title. 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 with a flat northern coast. Australia includes the western and northern coasts and the discoveries of van Diemen. There are numerous Pacific islands including much of the eastern coastline of New Zealand, and tiny ships sail the oceans.

References: Shirley #498.

Condition: A+

Perfectly re-margined at left, discernable only under strong light.

Estimate: $2,500 - $2,700

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 9/13/2000