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Auction 132, Lot 44

"Orbis Veteribus Notus Auspiciis Serenissimi Principis Ludovici Philippi Aurelianorum Ducis Publici Juris Factus", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1763 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

30.2 x 21.2 inches
76.7 x 53.8 cm
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Large map of the region of the world that was known in classical times, with up-to-date detail of topography and place names. The Nile River is shown with its Ptolemaic source in the Lunae Montes, which is located above the equator in addition to its correct source. A wind rose at upper left gives the Latin names for the winds. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two scholars.


Condition: A

Original outline color. There are a couple minor, professional repairs in the blank margins and some faint soil in the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 6/2/2010