"De Bekende Weereld der Ouden; Volgens Strabo, in Zeven Klimaten Afgebakend", Goeree, Willelm & Jan
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1730 (published)
Color: Hand Color
11.5 x 6.8 inches
29.2 x 17.3 cm
This map of the ancient world is divided into seven climatic zones. The Asian continent is severely truncated and there is no Japan. The map is nicely composed in a semi-circular projection with a title cartouche at left and a portrait of Strabo at right. At top is a wonderful vignette of the mythological wind god Aiolos whose mountain prison constrained the Winds.
A dark impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet.