Auction 93, Lot 21

"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: World

Period: 1688 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 11.6 inches
46.2 x 29.5 cm

Lovely double hemisphere map from a Dutch Bible. Title inside the surrounding 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. This is the small version of this world map, without the banner title.

References: Shirley #498.

Condition: A

Very crisp fine impression. Expertly remargined at platemark. Lovely later color.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,900

Closed on 12/6/2000