Auction 103, Lot 512

"Tabula Africae IIII", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1561 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 7.4 inches
26.4 x 18.8 cm

Great Ptolemaic map on a trapezoidal projection with a stippled sea. The Mediterranean countries are illustrated up to Judea, with northern Africa as far as approximately 20 deg. South. The Nile has its beginning in the Mountains of the Moon and the Niger river is prominently featured in the west. Italian text on verso.

References: Norwich #292.

Condition: A

Heavily inked plate with some residue. Pleasant later color.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/11/2003