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World map with Calif. an island

Lot 0547 Details

Description
Heading: (World)
Author: Keur, Hendrik & Jacob
Title: Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita
Place Published: Dordrecht
Publisher:
Date Published: 1682
Description:


Copper-engraved double-hemisphere map of the world, hand colored (later). 36x47 cm. (14¼x18½").



Attractive world map from the Keur's 1682 folio Bible. Shirley notes it as "a finely-executed general map in two hemispheres with the same corner decorations as on the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658... Instead of the north and south polar circles there are astronomical diagrams, and the overall size is slightly smaller. The plate number 6 appears on the lower right hand corner..." Shirley describes the decorations copied from the Visscher map as "classical scenes representing the rape of Persephone, Zeus being carried across the heavens in an eagle-drawn chariot, Poseidon commanding his entourage, and Demeter receiving the fruits of the Earth." California is an island, with a flat top; only the eastern half of Australia is delineated. Shirley 513.

Condition
Laid down on modern archival paper backing, a few marginal chips, a little wear at the creases, the verso text just visible through the map; still an attractive map.
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World map with Calif. an island

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$500
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$800
Jan 16, 2014
Starting Price
$250
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0547: World map with Calif. an island

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Est.
$500
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$800
Starting Price
$250
Sale 524 Fine Americana
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 02:00 PM
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Lot 0547 Details

Description
...
Heading: (World)
Author: Keur, Hendrik & Jacob
Title: Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita
Place Published: Dordrecht
Publisher:
Date Published: 1682
Description:


Copper-engraved double-hemisphere map of the world, hand colored (later). 36x47 cm. (14¼x18½").



Attractive world map from the Keur's 1682 folio Bible. Shirley notes it as "a finely-executed general map in two hemispheres with the same corner decorations as on the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658... Instead of the north and south polar circles there are astronomical diagrams, and the overall size is slightly smaller. The plate number 6 appears on the lower right hand corner..." Shirley describes the decorations copied from the Visscher map as "classical scenes representing the rape of Persephone, Zeus being carried across the heavens in an eagle-drawn chariot, Poseidon commanding his entourage, and Demeter receiving the fruits of the Earth." California is an island, with a flat top; only the eastern half of Australia is delineated. Shirley 513.

Condition
...
Laid down on modern archival paper backing, a few marginal chips, a little wear at the creases, the verso text just visible through the map; still an attractive map.

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