Auction 103, Lot 513

"Tab. I. Africae, in qua Mauritania Tingitana et Caesariensis…", Ptolemy/Mercator

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1698 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei's Atlas Tabulae geographicae Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18 x 12.7 inches
45.7 x 32.3 cm

Attractive Ptolemaic map of northwestern Africa in Mercator's fine engraving style. The interior includes mountain ranges, rivers and cities, as well as lions, a leopard and an elephant. The map includes the Straits of Gibraltar and is decorated with two sailing ships and a fine strapwork title cartouche including two chubby child-like creatures with wings and fishtails.


Condition: A+

Fine impression with wide margins. Soil and chipping at paper edge, still fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/11/2003