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Auction 89, Lot 26

"Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica",

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1616-18 (published)

Publication: Tabularum geographicarum

Color: Black & White

5.2 x 4 inches
13.2 x 10.2 cm
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Miniature map depicting the world known in classical times. The map is in the central section of a large oval frame. The map extends as far east as China and Sumatra and as far south as to northern tip of Madagascar. The border is ornamented with strapwork in each corner, with the title across the top and the signature of Hondius across the bottom. Toned, darker in margins, with some very tiny worm holes in margins, not affecting map.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/8/1999