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Auction 89, Lot 14

"Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio",

Subject: World

Period: 1713 (published)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 6.7 inches
24.6 x 17 cm
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Originally engraved for Ptolemy's Geographia by Giuseppe Rosaccio in 1598, this map includes a large southern continent, no Korean peninsula, the "kite" shaped Japan, and several mythical islands. The engraving is in the Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and is a skilful reduction of Rumold Mercator's map of 1587. Ref: Shirley #217.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $475 - $550


Closed on 12/8/1999