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Auction 143, Lot 27

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: World

Period: 1697 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

12 x 6.2 inches
30.5 x 15.7 cm
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Charming small double-hemisphere map with the peninsular form for California and a huge Terra Australis Incognita. The corners are decorated with the female representations of the four continents. Tucked between the cusp at bottom is the figure of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders, surrounded by wind heads and fire.

References: Shirley #586.

Condition: A

Just a hint of toning.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/13/2013