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Auction 182, Lot 64

"Classical World as Found in Latin First Year...",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Literature

Period: 1930 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

23.5 x 17.5 inches
59.7 x 44.5 cm
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This map was created by William Longyear to accompany Latin textbooks published by Silver Burdett and Co. The map centers on the Mediterranean Sea and is filled with pictorial representations of mythological figures and ancient places, such as Neptune, Hercules, Babylon and Alesia. The design of the map is definitively Art Deco, giving a modern look to these ancient figures. At top is an inset plan of ancient Rome.


Condition: A

A bright example with minor extraneous creases, light foxing in the blank margins, and a few chips along the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 4/28/2021