Antique uncolored map of the World, by Jan van Jagen after Daniel Stoopendaal, 1744. From the Dutch so-called ' Staten' bibles, published between 1637 and c. 1760, which contained 5 maps: The World, ' Paradise', The Perigrinations, The Promised Land Canaan, The Travels of St. Paul and a plan of Jerusalem. 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. Diagrams of the Copernican and Ptolemaic solar systems at top and bottom. J. v. Jagen's signature at bottom just left of center. This version may have been created as early as 1730 based on the size and image, and this particular example was printed in 1744. Very good restored condition, with repaired seam separations, some minor stains, and some minor toning along paper edges. Despite the imperfections this map is pleasing and worthy of ownership. Map has been archivally cleaned, deacidified, repaired, and backed. Approx. 12 x 17.5 inches to the neatline.
Genuine Antique Uncolored Map
Maker: Jan van Jagen / Stoopendaal
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