Auction 99, Lot 20

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

Subject: World

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 14 inches
46.2 x 35.6 cm

Magnificent double hemisphere world map from a folio Dutch Bible. Surrounded by fabulous scenes from the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658 with astronomical diagrams in place of the north and south polar circles. These classic scenes depict the abduction of Persephone, Zeus being carried across the heavens in an eagle-drawn chariot, Poseidon commanding his entourage, and Demete receiving the fruits of the Earth. California is shown as an island with a flat northern coast labeled Nova Albion, and a small island at about where Alaska is located is labeled Anian. In Asia the Great Wall of China is shown. Western Australia, Van Diemens Land and New Zealand are shown with incomplete coastlines.

References: Shirley #513.

Condition: A

Minor printer's crease and some surface soil, overall near fine.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Sold for: $1,900

Closed on 6/12/2002

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