5613 - 5827 PRINTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS, VIEWS
- Trifle yellowed.
- Lacking portion of upper left blank corner (only just visible within passepartout frame); trifle thumbsoiled in lower corners.
- Yellowed/ sl. browned; a few sm. stains; sm. tear along lower platemark; former horizontal fold.
= Shirley 431, 1st state (without the privilege). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Partly foxed; a few sm. closed tears.
- Upper blank margin cut sl. short (just inside platemark); paper possibly treated with wax. = Shirley 109.
- A few foxed specks, otherwise apparently fine (not examined outside frame).
= Shirley 586. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Sl. yellowed/ browned.
= Shirley 139: "His general Ptolemaic map is one of the finest available". Later edition with an entirely reworked border containing allegorical figures representing the 4 elements: earth, water, fire and air. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Sl. yellowed.
= Shows the old world divided in seven climate zones according to the ancient Greek geographer Strabo, with Asia truncated in the East and lacking Japan, Kamchatka and Korea.
AND a small handcol. engr. map of the old world "Climats selon les Anciens", from A. MANESSON-MALLET, Description de l'Univers, ±1685, also framed.
- Partly neatly remargined; trifle soiled along former left-hand fold.
= From a Keur-bible. Poortman/ Augusteijn K I. Reduced version of Bastiaan Stoopendaal's big map Orbis Terrarum tabula of 1682, with the copperplate re-used but reduced in size and everything except the two big hemispheres newly engraved. Cf. Shirley 498 (variant by D. Stoopendaal, see the following lot) and 515 (the larger 1682 map). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Three vertical folds as published; partly sl. (water)stained along right-hand fold and in upper left corner, otherwise w. a few specks and sm. marginal tears.
= Shirley 498; Poortman/ Augusteijn K II/1. The first state of a rare variant of the Stoopendaal worldmap, used in Keur bibles, w. Stoopendaal's signature and numb. "6".
- Sl. yellowing/ offsetting; former folds as published.
= Off the northwest coast of America an island is shown with "Land discovered 1741", which may have been based on an early sighting of Alaska. Rare.