Auction 108, Lot 42

"Veteris Orbis Climata ex Strabone", Anon.

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 8 inches
30.5 x 20.3 cm

Interesting map of the ancient world 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 banner style title and eight wind heads. At top is a wonderful vignette of the mythological wind god Aeolos whose mountain prison constrained the Winds.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/29/2004

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