Auction 127, Lot 38

"[De Circulis Minoribus]", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome…

Color: Black & White

3.5 x 3.5 inches
8.9 x 8.9 cm

This interesting little chart shows a map of the ancient world at center with a description of the circles of latitude. The climate zones are shown as Circ. Arcticus and Circ. Antarcticus, with the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn noted as well. At the side, a legend locates via letters the center of the world and numerous other locations. Title is from verso. Additional Latin text and page "A5" on verso.


Condition: A

Very nice example on a full sheet with wide margins, nice impression.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/25/2009