Auction 112, Lot 30

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 4.7 inches
20.3 x 11.9 cm

Charming double hemisphere map showing California as an island. The recent discoveries in the Pacific are mixed with antiquated geographic features including Quiri Regio (shown in two different locations) and the coastline of Terra Iesso approximating a partial land bridge between Asia and North America. Decorative scenes representing the four elements grace the corners and wind heads are tucked between the hemispheres.


Condition: B

Light impression in decorative elements and light stain in map. Remnants of brown paper hinges on verso.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/28/2005