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[World] Robyn, Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn. Amsterdam, 1696. 23 x 20. Uncolored as issued. A few carefully repaired marginal tears extending to the neat line. Very Good. Rare proof state. We know of only one other example on the market in the last thirty years. This world map, centered on the north pole and with California as an island, is reduced from a very rare four-sheet map of 1587 by Hendrik Doncker and Jacob Robyn. It was on the same format as and perhaps inspired by Cassini's great 24 foot (seven meter) diameter map drawn in the 1670s on the third floor of the west tower of the Paris Observatory. Lloyd Brown states the earliest printing of Cassini's map was a rare 1696 imprint by Nolin. Robyn's single-sheet map appeared in an atlas the same year. The Cassini and Robyn maps are both on the equidistant azimuthal projection. The usual published state of Robyn's map has re-engraved borders. Here the decoration has a naif quality. Brown, Cassini, p. 62; Brown, Story of Maps, p. 219; Shirley #534 (Doncker-Robyn), #579 (Cassini), #582 (Robyn). SOLD

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