Auction 122, Lot 45

"Tabula Universalis Locorum, quae Phoenicum Navigationibus Maxime Frequentata Sunt, a Taprobana Thulen Usque", Bocharti, Samuelis

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: Geographia sacra…

Color: Black & White

15.8 x 12.3 inches
40.1 x 31.2 cm

An uncommon map of the ancient world that shows the extent of the region the Phoenicians reportedly explored in their trading expeditions. The area ranges from Iceland to Sri Lanka. The placenames are given in Latin, Greek and Hebrew.


Condition: C+

A dark impression on a sheet with worm tracks and wormholes. There is some loss at the upper border and along the centerfold that has been backed.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/5/2007