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Auction 194, Lot 32

"Orbis Veteribus Notus Auspiciis Serenissimi Principis Ludovici Philippi...", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1763 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

30.1 x 21.4 inches
76.5 x 54.4 cm
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Large map of the region of the world that was known in classical times, with up-to-date detail of topography and place names. The Nile River is shown with its Ptolemaic source in the Lunae Montes, which is located above the equator in addition to its correct source. A wind rose at upper left gives the Latin names for the winds. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two scholars.


Condition: B+

A dark impression on a bright, watermarked sheet with light soiling and a few minor edge tears.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/13/2023