Auction 132, Lot 41

"La Terre Connue lorsque l'Evangile sut Publie", Anon.

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 12.5 inches
41.9 x 31.8 cm

This uncommon map illustrates those parts of the world that were known in ancient times; covering all of Europe, Northern Africa and Central Asia. The ancient regions and cities are named and there is little other detail. The cartography is up-to-date, rather than on the Ptolemaic model. Inset opposite of the title cartouche is a double hemisphere world that features the island of Californiaand a large southern continent.

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Condition: A

There is a tiny edge tear and faint spots in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/2/2010

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