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88
World--Anonymous.
UNTITLED MAP OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD. [LYON, 1491], 305MM. MAP DIAMETER, FULL PAGE 310 X 310MM., DOUBLE-PAGE WOODCUT MAP, FRENCH TEXT ON VERSO, FINE DARK IMPRESSION
Estimate
20,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT
88
World--Anonymous.
UNTITLED MAP OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD. [LYON, 1491], 305MM. MAP DIAMETER, FULL PAGE 310 X 310MM., DOUBLE-PAGE WOODCUT MAP, FRENCH TEXT ON VERSO, FINE DARK IMPRESSION
Estimate
20,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

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World--Anonymous.
UNTITLED MAP OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD. [LYON, 1491], 305MM. MAP DIAMETER, FULL PAGE 310 X 310MM., DOUBLE-PAGE WOODCUT MAP, FRENCH TEXT ON VERSO, FINE DARK IMPRESSION

Literature

Shirley 17; Campbell 217

Catalogue Note

a rare example of the medieval view of the world. The first appearance of this map was in the Rudimentum novitiorum printed at Lübeck in 1475, containing the earliest printed maps that were not merely diagrams. The map was reissued in the Mer des hystoires in Paris, 1488-1489, and Lyon, 1491, the present example. The circular world map is of the medieval type and is independent of either Ptolemaic or portolan sources. It is "a vivid piece of cartographical design" (Shirley).

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