Auction 104, Lot 590

"Tab. IV. Africae in qua Libya Interior et Exterior. Aethiopia sub Aegypto et Interior", Ptolemy/Mercator

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1698 (circa)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei's Atlas Tabulae geographicae Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 12.2 inches
46.2 x 31 cm

Nice Ptolemaic map of Northern Africa with the twin lake sources of the Nile located near the Lune Montes. The Niger River is prominently featured in Libya with its source in several interior lakes and shown disappearing under several mountain ranges and flowing underground. Strapwork title cartouche and compass rose decorate the chart.

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Condition: A

Couple of tiny spots in blank margins and a professionally repaired tear just entering border at left.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/10/2003

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