Auction 129, Lot 46

"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 6.2 inches
20.3 x 15.7 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

Minor toning in margins and a small crease in the map.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/23/2009

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