Auction 114, Lot 648

"[Lot of 2] Tabula Aphricae I [and] Tabula Aphricae II", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1560 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

A fine pair of Ptolemaic maps of Northern Africa. Morocco and Algeria on the first, with the Columna Herculis noted, and Sardinia and Sicily included on the second. The maps illustrate a fair amount of imaginary detail with numerous rivers and mountain ranges. Italian text on verso.


Condition: B

Both with full, original margins. The former is a fine, dark impression. Both with toning at centerfold, else very good to fine.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/1/2006