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Lot 0014
  • Title/Content of Map: 1695 Mercator Map of the Known World -- Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemaeum
  • Date: 1695, Amsterdam
  • Cartographer: G Mercator
  • Size: 13.7 x 18.6 in.

    This outstanding and decorative map of the ancient world is the revised second state of Mercator's 1578 Ptolemaic world map. The border was re-engraved, surrounded by allegorical figures representing the four elements of Fire (Zeus), Air (Hera), Water (Neptune), and Earth (Gaia). There is a very large Taprobana (today’s Sri Lanka) in the Indian Ocean and the Indian subcontinent is severely truncated, though the Ganges is noted. Only the northern part of Africa is shown with the Nile originating in the twin lakes south of the Equator in the Lunae montes.

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  • Location: This item ships from Ohio

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  • Condition

    Good-Fair. Sharp strike with nice coloring. Toning throughout, especially on marginal edges. Modest tape restoration and previous matting tape on verso. Pencilled notes in otherwise blank verso.

    Starting Bid

    $900.00

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    • 15%

    1695 Mercator Map of the Known World -- Universalis

    Estimate $2,000 - $2,500May 9, 2018
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    Ships from verified Jasper52 seller #21927 in Ohio
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    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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