Auction 113, Lot 34

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

Subject: World

Period: 1709 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 8 inches
33 x 20.3 cm

Lovely world map from a Bible. Presented on Mercator's projection with Europe, Africa and Asia at center and 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. Large table at bottom with 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: B

Fine impression on hand laid paper with wide margins. Light, scattered foxing or toning, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/7/2005

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