"Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1729 (published)
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 13.9 inches
46 x 35.3 cm
Based on Visscher's Bible map of 1663, this is a stunning double hemisphere world map from a Dutch Bible published by Pieter 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. Australia includes the western and northern coasts and the discoveries of van Diemen. Shows numerous Pacific islands. Includes much of the western coastline of New Zealand.
References: Shirley #498.
A tiny bit of soil in margins, but still a very fine example of this decorative map.