Auction 134, Lot 16

"Designatio Orbis Christiani", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1607 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.2 x 6.2 inches
23.4 x 15.7 cm

Planispherical world map that is broadly based on Ortelius and similar to Hondius' Atlas Minor map of the same title. It shows most of the world, excluding the west coast of North America. In Asia, Korea is shown as an island. The Nile rises from twin lakes in southern Africa. There is a huge southern continent that incorporates Terra del Fogo and what will eventually emerge as Australia. At upper left is the notation Tom. II. Tab. VIII. Pag. 325.

References: Shirley #261.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/1/2010