Auction 104, Lot 535

"Tab. I. Asiae, in qua Galatia, Cappadocia, Pontus, Bithynia, Asia Minor, Pamphylia, Lycia, ac Cilicia", Ptolemy/Mercator

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1698 (circa)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei's Atlas Tabulae geographicae Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 13.2 inches
45.5 x 33.5 cm

A fine Ptolemaic map of Turkey and Cyprus showing its ancient political divisions. Two fierce sea monsters fill the Mediterranean Sea. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: A

Tiny tear in bottom blank margin, closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/10/2003