Antique Map Auction Sale No. 94 - closed 3/7/2001
Second state of this very uncommon, oval world map. The map is surrounded by vignettes illustrating the Creation, the Garden of Eden and several Biblical scenes, including Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and the Crucifixion of Christ. The map itself includes CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, and partial coastlines for Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Eden and the 'Land of Nod' is located by the Euphrates River. Numbers throughout the map are keyed to a listing of various countries and places. Two cartouches further decorate the map, including a dedication to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury. Ref: Shirley #457. Remargined at sides including about 1/4" of excellent facsimile.