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"Werelt Caert" - Stoopendaal World Map - 1704


[B]World Map "Werelt Caert" engraved by Daniel Stoopendaal. Published 1704.[/B] [U]Dimensions[/U]: 18" x 12" [U]Condition[/U]: Superb impression and full original margins with hand color highlighted in gold. [U]Reference[/U]: Shirley, R. W. (1984). The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps, 1472-1700. Holland Press: London. Map #498. [U]Provenance[/U]: Old World Auctions (Auction 126, lot #27, 12/3/08). [U]Note[/U]: This decorative double hemisphere map from a Dutch bible is based on Visscher's similar map of 1663. The surrounding allegorical representations of the continents were copied from Visscher, but the map has been updated 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. This is the first state of a smaller version of this world map, without the banner title and the words “Werelt Caert” included at the top margin. Printed numeral “6” in lower right quadrant near feet of seated American native Indian, and "Stoopendaal" signature in middle-lower left quadrant. Published by Keur family and printed by Marcus Doornick & Pieter Rotterdam of Amsterdam. Dutch text on verso. Daniël Stoopendaal (Dutch) was an active engraver in Amsterdam from 1685 to 1713. Both Daniël and Bastiaan Stoopendaal made maps for the so-called Keur Bibles or ‘Keurbijbel’ (published from 1666-1756). Most probably both were not related. Bastiaan worked mostly in the circle of Nicolaes Visscher. Daniël engraved topographical prints and maps. He engraved the plates for books published by Pieter van der Aa: 'De zegepralende Vecht van Utrecht tot Muyden' and 'Galérie agreable du Monde'.

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Wonderful and popular map. Interesting not only for the obvious gaps in knowledge concerning Australia, Alaska and Antarctica, but also for the beautiful respresentations in each of the corners.


Spend the money for archival mounting. Get the anti-reflection, UV resistant museum glass.


Nice aquistion.

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I had a question about the mounting. You're referring to hinge mounting, right? I've read that these maps should not be adhered to a backing surface, archival or not. I have a few pieces archivally hinge mounted, which look good but the paper is not super smooth as it would appear mounted from the back to a flat surface. Just checking.
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Hinge mount it using Japanese tissue paper. DO NOT use a backing surface. Ruins the value of the map.


My maps look very flat. I used a two tiered mat that ensures the glass does not touch the surface and the mat is acid free. The mat acts to keep the edges flat, which then keeps the map flat.


You should find out who does this for Dukes collections and use them.


Mind you, we aren't talking about $50k maps where all this is VERY important, but you should still take the same measures.

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