Auction 97, Lot 26

"[World]", Lasor a Varea, Alphonsus

Subject: World

Period: 1713 (published)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

An interesting Italian map reflecting the geography of the late 1500's. Most of the world is depicted - centered on the Atlantic Ocean and featuring a huge southern continent "Terra Incognita". The northwest coast of North America and Asia east of India are not depicted. The (fully colored) oceans are stipple engraved and rhumb lines cross the map. On a full sheet of Latin text.


Condition: B

Small stain at Iceland and a bit of printer's ink smudge.

Estimate: $400 - $450


Closed on 12/5/2001