Auction 101, Lot 285

"Germania Nova Tabula MDXXXXII", Gastaldi, Giacomo

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1548 (published)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.9 x 5 inches
17.5 x 12.7 cm

A nice map from the first printed "pocket" atlas. It depicts the German Empire extending from Belgium through Poland and from the Alps to the North and Baltic Seas. The land is shown with anthill style mountain ranges and large rivers with cities represented by tiny castles. Filled with ancient place names.

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Condition: B

Minor toning along fold. Remnants of linen hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/4/2002

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