Auction 178, Lot 2

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Langenes, Barent

Subject: World

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Charming miniature world map on an oval projection, based on Ortelius. The large, mythical continent of Terra Australis fills the southern portion of the map, incorporating New Guinea. There are just a few place names noted in the map, including Anian, Tolm, Norumbega, California, Virginia and Florida. Strapwork designs fill the corners with the title above and the quote from Psalms, "Domini Est Terra Et Plenitudo Eius" (the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof) and Hondius' signature at bottom. French text on verso.

The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map Treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Shirley #211; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0001:341A.1.

Condition: B+

A bright sheet with a light damp stain at top right.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/10/2020

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