Auction 96, Lot 257

"Hemispherium Claudij Ptolemei [on sheet with] Hemispherium Arzahelis et G. Frisij", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1574 (published)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.4 x 4.2 inches
11.2 x 10.7 cm

Two little maps on a folio sheet of Latin text. The first map is a complete hemisphere but only part of the landmasses are engraved. Despite the title, parts of the Americas are depicted. The second map depicts the Eastern Hemisphere with a huge southern continent. Each map measures 4.4 x 4.2". Accompanied by a photocopy of the title page.

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Condition: A

Attractive modern color.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/12/2001

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