Auction 104, Lot 599

"Aphricae Tabula III", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Northeastern Africa

Period: 1545 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.2 x 10.5 inches
33.5 x 26.7 cm

Classic Ptolemaic map of Northern Africa with convoluted mountain ranges, large lakes and rivers. A large illustration of a sea monster devouring a man dominates the Mediterranean. A small table at top includes the names of the major cities in Marmarica and a larger legend at bottom notes the major cities in Egypt. Latin text and woodcut illustrations on verso.

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Condition: A

Professional repair of a couple of tiny binding holes, else very fine with a clean crisp impression and good quality paper.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/10/2003

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