Auction 148, Lot 448

"Scena Historiarum Occidentalis Quinti Seculi P. N. Chr. in qua Imperii Romanorum & Accolarum Barbarorum Status Sistitur Accurate", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Europe

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Descriptio Obis Antiqui in XLIV

Color: Hand Color

15.9 x 12.7 inches
40.4 x 32.3 cm

A handsome map of Europe and north Africa, filled with detail of cities, political boundaries, rivers, and topography. Includes an inset of the western hemisphere with no place names but showing the major rivers and lakes in the New World, the islands in the Pacific, and a partial outline of New Zealand. Off the coast of Africa, the Canary islands are named Fortunatae Insulae. The map also features a number of notations in Latin. Engraved by Michael Kauffer.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WEIG-2a #43.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a few printer's creases and minor soiling mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014