"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
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.
Some minor surface soil and extraneous soft creases.