Auction 107, Lot 34

"Orbis Veteribus Notus Auspiciis Serenissimi Principis Ludovici Philippi Aurelianorum Ducis Publici Juris Factus", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: A Complete Body of Ancient Geography

Color: Hand Color

26 x 19 inches
66 x 48.3 cm

Beautifully engraved large map of the region of the world that was known in classical times, with up-to-date detail of topography and place names. The Nile River is still shown with its twin lakes source in the Lunae Montes located above the Equator. Inset at top left is "Indiae Extra Ganem pars Reliqua." Decorative title cartouche flanked by two scholars. Published by Robert Sayer.

References: Phillips (A) #3267-3.

Condition: A+

Minor printer's crease in top right corner.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/9/2004