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Auction 182, Lot 31

"De Bekende Weereld der Ouden; Volgens Strabo, in Zeven Klimaten Afgebakend", Goeree, Willelm & Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1730 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

A dark impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021

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