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Auction 104, Lot 594

"Tabula I Affrica", Ptolemy

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1535 (circa)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae…

Color: Hand Color

17.4 x 11 inches
44.2 x 27.9 cm
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Rarely seen woodcut map of northwest Africa. Title above map in ribbon cartouche. Decorative text border on verso is believed to be by Hans Holbein. An early map published by Melchior & Gaspar.

References: Phillips (A) 364.

Condition: B

Crisp and even impression. Some repairs on verso of centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/10/2003