Auction 117, Lot 30

"The World as Known to the Ancients", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 15.5 inches
60.5 x 39.4 cm

This map depicts the known world divided via color into Europe, Asia and Africa, on two joined sheets. The mapmakers used Rennell's Geography of Herodotus, as well as information from Hanno, Pliny and Ptolemy. As is the case with most maps from this series, there are numerous interesting notations that add information to the map and are particularly illuminating for a person wishing to better understand ancient geography. Published by Chapman and Hall.


Condition: B

A nice, crisp engraving with a small amount of offsetting in the title.

Estimate: $70 - $95

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/6/2006