"Tab. I. Africae, in qua Mauritania Tingitana et Caesariensis…", Ptolemy/Mercator
Subject: Northwestern Africa
Period: 1698 (circa)
Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei's Atlas Tabulae geographicae Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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.