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Auction 118, Lot 24

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 6.7 inches
25.4 x 17 cm

This interesting twin hemisphere map features the island of California, a huge southern continent and no trace yet of Australia. The sea is stipple engraved. The title appears in a strapwork panel at top. The most striking features of the map are the depictions of the sun and moon and Jehovah, in Hebrew, at top and interesting allegorical representations of the elements at bottom; a dragon represents fire, a phoenix for air, a flowering plant for earth and a pair of sea monsters for water. Not listed in Shirley.

References:

Condition: A

Sharp impression and lovely later color. Professionally and invisibly remargined on all sides.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $950

Closed on 3/6/2007

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