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Auction 93, Lot 26

"Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio", Lasor a Varea, Alphonsus

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 skillful reduction of Rumold Mercator's map of 1587.

References: Shirley #217.

Condition: A

A bit of printer's ink smudge, overall very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/6/2000