Auction 112, Lot 684

"Tabula I Aphri.", Ptolemy

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1525 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Geographicae…

Color: Black & White

Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
45.7 x 31.8 cm

Fine Ptolemaic map of Northwestern Africa with large rivers, convoluted mountain ranges and the locations of ancient cities. The title is contained in a ribbon outside the top border. The Latin text on verso include woodblock illustrations. This is from the fourth Strassbourg edition published by Johannes Guninger.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold) #208.

Condition: A

Good impression. Couple of spots in blank margins, two just touching neatlines. Old paper repairs on short fold separations in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/28/2005

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