Auction 114, Lot 41

"De bekende Weereld der Ouden volgens Strabo, in zeven Klimaten Afgebakend", Goeree, Willelm & Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 6.8 inches
29.2 x 17.3 cm

This map of the ancient world is divided into seven climatic zones. The Asian continent is severely truncated and there is no Japan. The map is nicely composed in a semi-circular projection with a title cartouche at left and a portrait of Strabo at right. At top is a wonderful vignette of the mythological wind god Aiolos whose mountain prison constrained the Winds.

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Condition: A

Bit of very faint offsetting, still overall very good with a fine impression. Small wormhole is bottom margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/1/2006

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