Auction 127, Lot 41

"The World as Known to the Ancients", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 15.5 inches
60.5 x 39.4 cm

Attractive map showing the world that was known in classical times. The mapmakers used Rennell's Geography of Herodotus, as well as information from Hanno, Pliny and Ptolemy. As is the case with most maps from this series, there are numerous interesting notations that add information to the map and are particularly illuminating for a person wishing to better understand ancient geography. Drawn by Rev. Philip Smith, engraved by J & C Walker, and published by Chapman and Hall.


Condition: A

Light surface soil in margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/25/2009