Auction 170, Lot 27

"Universi Orbis Descriptio", Lasor a Varea, Alphonsus

Subject: World

Period: 1713 (circa)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum

Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5.2 inches
17.3 x 13.2 cm

Girolama Porro originally engraved this map for Giovanni Magini's quarto edition of Ptolemy's Geographia in 1596. It is based on Abraham Ortelius' world map on an oval projection. The most notable features are the large landmasses at both poles. Six wind-heads are arranged above and below the map. The map was very popular and subsequently appeared in Lasor a Varea's work more than a century after it was first engraved. On a full sheet of Latin text measuring 8.4 x 13.3".

References: cf. Shirley #195.

Condition: B+

On a watermarked sheet with light scattered foxing mostly below the map image.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/14/2018