|Title||Novus Planiglobii Terrestris per Utrumque Polum Conspectus |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/1_G3200_1695_V34.html |
|Cartographer||Valck, Gerard, 1651 or 1652-1726|
Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673
|Century Published||17th century|
|Publication Date||1695 |
|Publisher||Valck, Gerard 1651 or 1652-1726|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands--Amsterdam |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Outline and some full color.
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in banner at top:
"Novus Planiglobii Terrestris Per Utrumque Polum Conspectus."
Printed in cartouche in center of bottom edge:
"Prostat Amstelaedami Penes Gerardum Valck Calcographum in foro vulgo den Dam sub signo Canis Excubantis cum Privilegio." Beneath this imprint, an earlier erased imprint is visible.
Depicts the world in two polar projections. The Garden of Eden before the Fall is shown in the lower right edge of map with Adam together with several animals including a unicorn, and an elephant. The lower left section of the map contains an illustration of the Garden of Eden after the Fall showing Adam and Eve in grief, rain falling, and two whales in the ocean spouting water. Cartouche in center of bottom is surrounded by two cherubs and topped with a shield and a royal crown. Also included is an illustration of the sun in top left corner and moon in top right corner with clouds and starry heavens in top center. A small compass rose is in the center between the two polar projections. Several ships appear sailing on the oceans. Of note, California is depicted as an island and the Atlantic Ocean is labeled as "Mar del Nort" in the North Pole projection and "Oceanus Aethiopicus" in the South Pole projection. Australia is labeled as "Hollandia Nova" and New Zealand is included. Antarctica is not depicted.
Scale: c.a. 1: 49, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Gerard Valck (c.a. 1651-1726) was a publisher and the engraver of Amsterdam Sur le Dam. He worked with Pieter Schenk, a relative through marriage, as well his own son, Leonard Valck. In 1683, he obtained a few of Joan Blaeu's map copperplates and in 1695, he acquired some of Jansson's map plates (Tooley, 634). In this particular map, according to Shirley, one can see the "erased signature of J. Blaeu" beneath Valck's imprint, proof that Blaeu most likely created this map plate in the "last years" of his life, 1672-3. Some speculate that this rare polar map projection was meant for the Spanish "Atlas Maior" which was never finished. Valck did not make any other changes to Blaeu's original map (Shirley, 477-8; "Novus planiglobii terrestris…"). Shirley speculates that Valck purchased this plate at an auction in 1694 and believes that its publication in 1695 "anticipates [its] inclusion in the Schenk and Valck atlases of the early 1700s" (478).|
Valck produced a number of works including many separate maps reissued from Jan Jansson's "Atlas Novus" produced with Schenk (1683-1694), "Globes" (1700-1715), "Atlas Anglois" (1715), "Atlas" with Schenk (1702), "Caspian Sea" (1721), Cellarius' "Harmonia Macrocosmica" (1720), and "Large Maps of the World and 4 Continents" (1680) (Moreland and Bannister, 120; Tooley 634).
Source(s): Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
"Novus planiglobii terrestris per utrumque polum conspectus." National Library of Australia. 2008. National Library of Australia Digital Collections: Maps.
Shirley, Rodney W. "The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700. Riverside, CT: Early World Press Ltd., 2001.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Historical Illustrated Scene
California as an Island
|Subjects (LCSH)||World maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP174 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3200 1695 V34 |
|Physical Description||2 hemispheres each 27 cm. in diameter on leaf 51 x 61 cm. |
|Condition||Mounted on linen. Foxing evident. Large rust stain beneath title banner on left side of map. Previous owner wrote information in cartouche in ink: "Goatol Augustus Werner Lyssiensis Cw. Sym. C." Previous owner wrote information in title banner in ink: "T. S[illegible]." Tear from bottom edge of leaf along centerfold repaired and backed with paper. Call number written in pencil on verso in lower right corner. Bookplate sticker depicting a ship in lower left corner on verso: "From the Collection of Edward W. Allen." Small piece of news clipping glued to verso: "41 Erd- und Himmelsglobuskarte. Planiglobii terrestris per utrumque polum novus conspectus. Amstelad., G. Valck, v. J. (1683.) Kupferstich, kolriert, unterhalb d. Globen Darstellung d. Schopfung…" Written in pencil in lower right corner on verso: "Valck 1683 Erd-M. Himmelsgloben Karte Planiglobii [illegible] XXVI 540768." Written in pencil in upper right corner on verso: "Kars. 52920 2." Two large water stai |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||Acquisition written in pencil on verso: Kars 52920 2. |
|References||"Novus planiglobii terrestris per utrumque polum conspectus." National Library of Australia. 2008. National Library of Australia Digital Collections: Maps. http://www.nla.gov.au/cdview/nla.map-rm2065&mode=moreinfo .|