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Auction 123, Lot 483

"Pro Augendis Literis… Germaniae Sarmatiaeque Iosua Hickman…", Mela, Pomponius

Subject: Northern Europe

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Pomponii Melæ de situ orbis libri tres…

Color: Hand Color

7.2 x 9.5 inches
18.3 x 24.1 cm

An unusual map of northern Europe from an edition of Pomponius Mela's geography, published in 1711 by the Exeter scholar John Reynolds. Scandinavia and northern Europe are shown in a very odd configuration, with simple topography and ancient place names. Reynolds dedicated this map to Joshua Hickman, Mayor of Exeter in 1711.


Condition: A

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/20/2008