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Auction 109, Lot 45

"The World As Known to the Ancients", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 15.5 inches
61 x 39.4 cm

The known world divided via color into Europe, Asia and Africa, on two sheets. The mapmakers used Rennell's Geography of Herodotus, as well as information from Hanno, Pliny and Ptolemy. As is the case with most maps from this series, there are numerous interesting notations that add information to the map and are particularly illuminating for a person wishing to better understand ancient geography.


Condition: A

Fine impression and original coloring. One small faint spot, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/1/2004