Auction 107, Lot 518

"Tabula Africae III", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1599 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

Finely engraved Ptolemaic map of eastern Libya and Egypt with numerous ancient place names. The interior is filled with mountains and some spurious lakes and rivers. Indigenous animals have been added to a blank region at lower left.

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Condition: A+

Sharp impression, minor printer's crease.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/9/2004

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