Auction 102, Lot 40

"Orbis Vetus Juxta Strabonem", Cellarius, Christophorus

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1686 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.5 x 6.8 inches
29.2 x 17.3 cm

This map of the ancient world is divided into seven climatic zones. The Asian continent is severely truncated and there is no Japan. The map is nicely composed in a semi-circular projection with a ribbon draped title cartouche at left and a vignette of Strabo using a huge globe at right. At top is a strange and interesting vignette showing a man lounging on top of a prison made into the side of a mountain.

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Condition: B

Couple of tiny rust spots, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/5/2003

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