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Auction 92, Lot 24

"A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah", Moxon, Joseph

Subject: World

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 12.5 inches
45.7 x 31.8 cm

Second state of this very uncommon, oval world map. The map is surrounded by vignettes illustrating the Creation, the Garden of Eden and several Biblical scenes, including Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and the Crucifixion of Christ. The map itself includes CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, and partial coastlines for Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Eden (and the Land of Nod) is located by the Euphrates River. Numbers throughout the map are keyed to a listing of various countries. Two cartouches further decorate the map, including a dedication to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury.

References: Shirley #457.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and color. Couple of tiny tears in margins, overall fine.

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,600

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 9/13/2000