Auction 117, Lot 18

"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 8.1 inches
33 x 20.6 cm

This interesting Bible map is 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. The map illustrates the division of the world among the sons of Noah. 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. A large table at bottom with numeric key lists 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

Sharp impression and lovely later color. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2006

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