"Tab. I. Europae, Continens Albion, Britanniam, et Hiberniam", Ptolemy/Mercator
Period: 1695 (circa)
Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
16 x 13.2 inches
40.6 x 33.5 cm
A fine Ptolemaic map of the British Isles showing ancient place names and divisions. Scotland is shown with its distinctive east-west orientation. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, sea monster and a fishing scene in the North Sea.
References: Shirley, (BI) #123.
Lightly toned with a bit of minor foxing. Light damp stains in blank margins, not affecting map.