Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 28

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: World

Period: 1724 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 4.8 inches
20.3 x 12.2 cm

This is a very scarce little world map featuring the island of California and a disembodied section of coastline stretching between Asia and North America labeled Terra Iesso. The cartography in the South Pacific is confused with Tasman's discoveries in New Zealand and Tasmania set alongside a nearly complete Antarctic continent. The map is set against a background of allegorical figures depicting the four elements, with the title on a banner above.


Condition: B+

A few faint spots, marginal soiling, and professionally remargined at right and left.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/7/2011