Auction 124, Lot 29

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Cluver/Jansson

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 6.3 inches
20.3 x 16 cm

This is a reduced version of the classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia, and Africa (as far south as Madagascar) are placed at the center of a much larger oval frame that continues to the Antarctic. The climatic zones are identified. The title is enclosed in a lovely strapwork panel at top.

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Condition: A

There are some damp stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/7/2008

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