1748 – D. Stopendaal – Werelts
Title: “. . .”
Beautiful world map from a Dutch Bible published by the Keur family, this is probably the most decorative of Dutch Bible maps. The map is surrounded by allegorical representations of the continents, based on Visscher. The Keur publishing family used Daniel Stoopendaal’s world map titled “Werelt Caert” for 70 years in their bibles. When the plate became worn, Jan van Jagen was commissioned to engrave a new plate. It was updated with California shown correctly as a peninsula, the addition of several Pacific islands and a corrected East Asian coastline. The northwest coast of North America is left completely blank, Australia is partially mapped and there is only a hint of New Zealand. Dutch text on verso.
Cartographer: Daniël Stopendaal (1672 – 1726)
Sheet size: 45,7 x 33,5 cm
Plate size: 48,7 x 30,7 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Hand colouring. Lower middle fold 10cm split reinforced. Paper with original map maker’s watermark.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1748 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!