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Auction 158, Lot 38

"Terram Secundum Strabonis Hypothesim Habitatam, et ad Ejus Rationes... [on sheet with] Terram Secundum Strabonis Hypothesim Habitatam, sed ad Genuinam Hodiernae Geographiae Delinationem...", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication: Strabonis Rerum Geographicarum Libri XVII

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 16 inches
27.7 x 40.6 cm
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This sheet presents a comparison of the known Ancient World according to Strabo with the eastern hemisphere in the late 18th century. The map of the ancient world depicts the equator at bottom, with a notation that the parallel divides the inhabitable portion of the earth from that which is too hot and unsuitable for habitation. Geography is limited to a few key rivers, mountain ranges, and place names. Engraved by Guillaume Nicolas Delahaye. This map appeared in an Oxford edition of Strabo's Geographia published by Casaubon & Falconer in 1807.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with minor soiling and an area of paper weakness along a vertical fold at right where the binder's guard was removed from the verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 6/22/2016