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Auction 128, Lot 39

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1695 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.8 x 6.7 inches
24.9 x 17 cm
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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.


Condition: B+

Faint toning with some extraneous creases, else very good.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/20/2009