C1702

Orbis terrarum

Mapmaker:

Nicholas Visscher (1618 - 1679)

This was the first map to be inserted in a Dutch bible by Nicholas Visscher and became the protoype for others. This is one of the earliest world maps to show some of the discoveries in Australia from Abel Tasman&#8217s … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Orbis terrarum

Date:

C1702

Mapmaker:

Nicholas Visscher (1618 - 1679)

Engraver:

D.Stoopendaal 

Condition:

In very good condition, centre fold as issued. Full margins, no repairs, no splits.

Technique:

Original copper engraving, with recent hand colouring.

Image Size: 

460mm 
x 355mm

Frame Size: 

760mm 
x 655mm
AUTHENTICITY
Orbis terrarum - Antique Map from 1702

Genuine antique
dated:

1702

Description:

This was the first map to be inserted in a Dutch bible by Nicholas Visscher and became the protoype for others. This is one of the earliest world maps to show some of the discoveries in Australia from Abel Tasman&#8217s first voyage. In the corners, the four continents are shown in allegorical form with examples of their animal life and inhabitants. Two celestial spheres and two spherical maps are also added.

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