"Werelt Caert", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1736 (published)
Color: Hand Color
17.8 x 12 inches
45.2 x 30.5 cm
This is the second state of Stoopendaal's double hemisphere from a Dutch Bible based on Visscher's similar map of 1663 and surrounded by allegorical representations of the continents. It has been updated here to show California as an Island with a flat northern coastline, Australia's western and northern coastlines, a revision in the coastline for New Guinea, and the addition of some islands in the South Pacific. Diagrams of the Copernican and Ptolemaic solar systems rest between the hemispheres.
References: cf Shirley #498.
Slightly weak impression with a few light spots. Professional repair of folds with side margins extended to accommodate framing, as Bible maps typically are found with damaged side margins.