Auction 95, Lot 21

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

Subject: World

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 14 inches
46.2 x 35.6 cm

Based on Visscher's Bible 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 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.

References: Shirley #498.

Condition: A+

Expert tissue repairs of small fold separations in margins. Very crisp impression and attractive later color.

Estimate: $2,300 - $2,400

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 6/13/2001

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