Auction 110, Lot 643

"Libyae Interioris Pars", Ptolemy/Fries

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1525 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Geographicae

Color: Black & White

18 x 11.7 inches
45.7 x 29.7 cm

This is a Ptolemaic map covers eastern Libya and Egypt in considerable detail with the characteristic rope-like mountains and exaggerated rivers. The map is a slightly reduced version of Waldseemuller's similar map of 1513. Latin text and woodcut illustrations on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara, (Nordenskiold Vol. 2) #208-13.

Condition: B

Binding holes along centerfold and edge tears repaired with tissue. Light impression in bottom border as is common for this issue.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 3/2/2005