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Auction 90, Lot 41

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus",

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Atlantis Majoris

Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm

A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia and Africa as far south as Madagascar are placed at the center of a much larger oval frame. The Climatic zones are marked and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top and there is a prominent cartouche at the bottom which is blank. State one of the plate. Ref: Shirley #385. $1,200 RESERVE


Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 3/15/2000