"La Terre Connue lorsque l'Evangile sut Publie", Anon.
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.3 x 12.3 inches
41.4 x 31.2 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 showing the contemporary knowledge of the whole world. It features the mythical island of California and large southern continent.
The impression is a bit uneven and there are a couple of printer's creases. There is a separation on the bottom fold that does not affect the map.