Auction 124, Lot 14

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.9 x 6.6 inches
25.1 x 16.8 cm

This interesting twin hemisphere map features the island of California, a huge southern continent and no trace yet of Australia. 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. The sea is stipple engraved. The title appears in a strapwork panel at top. Not listed in Shirley.

References:

Condition: A

A couple of worm holes in the margins have been professionally filled; one just touches the neatline at right.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 5/7/2008

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