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