Auction 133, Lot 35

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

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/1/2010

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