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Auction 97, Lot 45

"The World as Known to the Ancients", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 15.5 inches
60.2 x 39.4 cm

The known world divided via color into Europe, Asia and Africa. Filled with ancient place names. Africa ends around present-day Sierra Leone, only half of Sumatra is shown, and the coastline is completely unknown north of about Shanghai. Nice large map of the world. Published by Chapman and Hall.


Condition: B

Marginal toning, mostly at top and bottom. Finely engraved and good outline coloring.

Estimate: $40 - $80

Sold for: $0

Closed on 12/5/2001