Auction 108, Lot 298

"Eur: VIII Tab:", Ptolemy/Mercator

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Hand Color

17 x 13.5 inches
43.2 x 34.3 cm

Attractive Ptolemaic map covering eastern Europe from the Baltic through the Black Sea known in ancient times as Sarmatia and Tauricam Chersonese. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a tent encampment. From the edition compiled by Bertius and published by Jodocus Hondius.


Condition: B

Nice impression with later color. Old repair on fold separation in bottom margin. Couple of tiny wormholes in map.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/29/2004