Orbis Terrarum Descriptio Duobis Vintage Old World Map Wood Wall Plaque
12.5x9.5. Good condition! Modest scratches. Small ridge down middle. Orbis
Terrarum Descriptio Duobis Planis Hemisphaeriis Comprehesa. Smoke Free and Pet
Free! Approximately 9.5" Tall, 12.5" Long, 1" Thick.
Description below based on research:
This double hemisphere map is known by its Latin title, Orbis Terrarum
Descriptio Duobis Planis Hemisphaeriis Comprehesa.
and by its author, the cartographer Nicolaes Van Geelkercken (Dutch, c.1585
1656). It was first published in 1610 in Amsterdam by Jan Jansson (Joannes
The geography is based upon Van Geelckerken's map of 1610, and this is a
reproduction of the 1632 edition published with the addition of the wonderfully
decorative figural embellishments, referred to as 'allegorical spandrel
vignettes'. In the corners there are rustic scenes illustrating the Four
Seasons and, in the upper and lower center, panoramas of the Garden of Eden and
The Last Judgement. The piece shows in fantastic detail the genre figures, like
the couple skating, lower right, and some strange archery game in the
background of the Spring scenic, upper left'.
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