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Auction 100, Lot 454

"Africa Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Africa - Southern

Period: 1574 (published)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm

Fine example of Italian copperplate engraving. It has a decisive outline of the coast, stippled seas and anthill mountain ranges. The origin of the Nile is shown considerably south of the Equator in two lakes. Madagascar is called Isola de S. Lorenzo and is oddly shaped.

References: Norwich #151.

Condition: A

Crisp impression, with one tiny spot in lower border, overall very fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2002