Auction 114, Lot 29

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

Subject: World

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 8.2 inches
33 x 20.8 cm

Lovely world map on Mercator's projection from a Bible. 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. There is 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: A+

Great impression.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/1/2006

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