A coloured, double hemisphere map of the world by Carel Allard that was issued separately until the publication of Allard’s atlas in 1696, at which time it was replaced and retired. The classical decorative imagery is based on Frederick de Wit’s ca 1670 world map while geographical details, including the polar projections, are based on Nicholas Visscher’s 1658 double hemisphere world map. The four corners of the map are richly decorated with scenes showing representations of the seasons, the elements and signs of the zodiac. The map’s geography illustrates many mid-16th century misconceptions as California is shown as an island and there is only one enormous Great Lake in North America. In Shirley’s “The Mapping of the World”, two states are identified; the first without a privilege notation and a second with a two line privilege. This example has only a one line privilege notation, which is not mentioned by Shirley and presumably is an uncommon intermediate state. The map has narrow margins as issued, without loss, extensions to the top and side margins for framing, a bottom centrefold repair and a couple of “wax-spots”. Otherwise the map is a finely coloured, strong dark impression on heavy, stable paper in excellent condition 50 cm x 59 cm