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Auction 146, Lot 433

"Pro Augendis Literis, quibus non Parum Facit Geographia...", Mela, Pomponius

Subject: Northern Europe

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Pomponii Melae de Situ Orbis Libri Tres…

Color: Black & White

7.4 x 9.7 inches
18.8 x 24.6 cm
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An unusual map of northern Europe from an edition of Pomponius Mela's geography, published in 1711 by the Exeter scholar John Reynolds. Scandinavia and northern Europe are shown in a very odd configuration, with simple topography and ancient place names. Reynolds dedicated this map to Joshua Hickman, Mayor of Exeter in 1711.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MELA-2a #21.

Condition: A

Issued folding with light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 9/4/2013