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Lot 34: DELISLE, GUILLAUME. Orbis Veteribus noti Tabula nova.Platinum House
December 6, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: DELISLE, GUILLAUME. Orbis Veteribus noti Tabula nova. Engraved folding map, 390x385 mm, wide margins; matted. Paris, circa 1730
Notes: Eastern hemispheric map and in a smaller format than the original which appeared in 1714. Despite its date, the mapping of Japan is almost fantastical. Japan is called Satyrorum and is attached to a larger land mass titled Terra Incognita.