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Lot 18
By: Lasor a Varea
Subject: World
Date: 1713 (circa)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum Calamo Delineatus...

Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 5.7 x 4.1 inches
         14.5 x 10.5 cm

    This nautical world map, originally engraved by Girolamo Porro, was one of two world maps included in Tomaso Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas, first published in 1572. It covers most of the world, excluding far eastern Asia and the western coast of North America; thus alluding to a connection between the two. The Terra Incognita landmass dominates the bottom of the map. The handsome map is filled with rhumb lines and the seas are fully stippled. Lasor a Varea, whose real name was Raffaello Savonarola, published a two-volume scriptural and historical dictionary that included nearly 500 maps. The maps were taken from old plates, many of which were more than a century old, and often reworked. On a partial sheet of Latin text measuring 7.6 x 8.0".

Condition Description: Light toning.

Ref: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LAS-1a #294.

$200.00 - $230.00

Sold for: $150.00

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