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  • Two Women in an Interior [Object]

    Reverse glass painting in original Cantonese gilt and black lacquered frame. The women, elegantly dressed in embroidered robes, sit within a room whose apertures reveal trees and the distant shore...

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  • Ptolemaic World Map from ‘Geographia’ [Object]

    When the works of the classical geographer, astronomer and mathematician Claudius Ptolemy began to emerge from obscurity in the early 1400s, his most famous book 'Geographia' (sometimes called 'Cosmographia') was...

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  • Borgia World Map [Object]

    While in Portugal in 1774, Cardinal Stefano Borgia chanced upon a map engraved on a metal sheet (now in the Vatican Library) and had prints made of the map’s image....

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