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Auction 104, Lot 600

"Tab. III. Africae, in qua Cyrenaica, Marmarica, ac Lybia Exterior", Ptolemy/Mercator

Subject: Northeastern Africa

Period: 1698 (circa)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei's Atlas Tabulae geographicae Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.2 inches
47 x 33.5 cm
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Great Ptolemaic map of eastern Libya and Egypt with numerous ancient place names, particularly along the course of the Nile. The interior is filled with fanciful animals and monsters including a superb dragon. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Evidence of plate crack near cartouche.


Condition: B

Some minor surface soil and extraneous soft creases.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/10/2003