Auction 112, Lot 695

"Aphricae Tabula III", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Northeastern Africa

Period: 1545 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 10.5 inches
33.5 x 26.7 cm

Classic Ptolemaic map of Northeastern Africa with convoluted mountain ranges, large lakes and rivers. An illustration of a sea monster devouring a man dominates the Mediterranean. A small table at top includes the names of the major cities in Marmarica and a larger legend at bottom notes the major cities in Egypt. Latin text and woodcut illustrations on verso.

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Condition: B

Minor toning on fold. Later color.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/28/2005

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