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Auction 113, Lot 24

"Designatio Orbis Christiani", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1607 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 6.3 inches
22.9 x 16 cm
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Planispherical world map that is broadly based on Ortelius and similar to Hondius' Atlas Minor map of the same title. It shows most of the world, excluding the west coast of North America. In Asia, Korea is shown as an island. The Nile rises from twin lakes in southern Africa. There is a huge southern continent that incorporates the landmass of Australia. At upper left is the notation Tom. II. Tab. VIII. Pag. 325.

References: Shirley #261.

Condition: A

Dark impression with original color on thick hand laid paper with watermark. A little light soiling, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/7/2005