Auction 121, Lot 22

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

Subject: World

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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 aftermath of the Flood.

References: Shirley #458.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a sheet issued folding, now flattened. Slight marginal toning, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/26/2007