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Auction 96, Lot 26

"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 12 inches
45.7 x 30.5 cm
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Beautiful double hemisphere from a Dutch Bible. Surrounded by 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

Bible maps commonly have tight side margins and often receive damage in this area. This example has had paper restoration to about 3/8" of each side with facsimile of the image by an extremely skilled conservator.

Estimate: $1,800 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 9/12/2001