"La Terre Connue lorsque l'Evangile sut Publie", Anon.
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
There is a tiny edge tear and faint spots in the blank margins, else fine.