Wereld-Kaart na de alderlaatste Ontdekking in het licht gebragt - Sepp (1744)

  • Technic: Contemporary handcoloured engraving on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Small tear in lower part of middle fold, in margin, reinforced with acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1744
  • Overall size: 19,9 x 15,7 inch
  • Image size: 16,5 x 13 inch

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Wereld-Kaart na de alderlaatste Ontdekking in het licht gebragt.' - (World map updated after the latest discoveries.) Double hemisphere map with polar projections between the spheres at top and bottom. In the Western Hemisphere the entire northwest coast of North America is blank and only the western shore of New Zealand is mapped. In the Eastern Hemisphere Nieuw Holland (Australia) is shown with only the northern and western coastlines and they are connected to New Guinea. Van Diemens Land is shown with several place names. From: 'Nieuwe en beknopte hand-atlas. Bestaande in eene verzameling van eenige der algemeenste en nodigste landkaarten.' , by I. Tirion, Amsterdam 1744.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'C. Sepp' and published by 'Isaak Tirion'. Christiaen Sepp (died 1775) was a Dutch map engraver. He was the father of Jan Christiaen Sepp (1739-1811). Isaak Tirion, a Dutch publisher in Amsterdam, was born 1705. He produced serveral Atlases and Dutch town plans. The maps mainly based on those of Guillaume de l'Isle. He died in 1765.