Auction 112, Lot 36

"Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula, Ejusque Post Diluvium Divisio Inter Filios Noachi", Moxon, Joseph

Subject: World

Period: 1709 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 8.4 inches
33 x 21.3 cm

Interesting and unusual world map from a bible. Presented on Mercator's projection, Europe, Africa and Asia are at center with South America and part of North America at left. The island of California is placed at the extreme right of the map. Practically no detail other than rivers and mountain ranges, except for a tiny engraved depiction of the Garden of Eden located just south of the Caspian Sea. A large table at bottom provides a numeric key to major locations throughout the world. The title cartouche includes a scene of Noah's Ark and the great flood.

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Condition: A

Tiny spot near Madagascar, still overall very good.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/28/2005

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