Nicolaus Visscher's world map of 1657 was the first of several maps which he produced for Dutch Bibles in the middle of the 17th Century and would become the protype for Dutch Bible maps published over the next 100 years.
Australia and Van Diemen's Land are shown, but the north coast of Australia discovered during Abel Tasman's second voyage of 1644 is not yet shown. Two Celestial hemispheres are included, along with a lengthy annotation on the discovery of America nd recent cirumnavigations. The allegorical figures in the corners represent the four continents (each named).
All of our prints are beautifully rendered on 13 by 19 professional heavyweight matte photo paper. All images are printed exactly as shown to order. Old photos and other vintage media sometimes have a bit of blur which we are careful to keep, as we do with the creases in film posters or antique maps so that your print will still carry with it the true character of the original. All prints are carefully rolled for shipping and safely inserted in a high quality shipping tube. When purchased with a frame, we frame the print for you and it is shipped in a high quality shipping box especially designed for frames to ensure it gets to you in mint condition.