Auction 93, Lot 15

"Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: World

Period: 1663 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 12.2 inches
47.5 x 31 cm

First state of this magnificent double hemisphere Dutch Bible map. Surrounded by engravings of animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. At top and bottom are two diagrams depicting the Ptolemaic and Copernican theories of the solar system. The northwest coast of North America is greatly exaggerated with a peninsular California. Western Australia, Van Diemen's Land and a bit of New Zealand are shown, as well as the islands of the South Pacific.

References: Shirley 431.

Condition: A+

Superb impression and condition.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,400

Sold for: $2,500

Closed on 12/6/2000