Auction 117, Lot 806

"Tabula I Aphri", Ptolemy

Subject: Africa - Northwestern

Period: 1525 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Geographicae. . .

Color: Hand Color

17.25 x 11 inches
43.8 x 27.9 cm

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 includes woodblock illustrations. This is from the fourth Strassbourg edition published by Johannes Guninger.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold) #208:11.

Condition: B

This is sharp impression on paper that has a couple of small wormholes in the unengraved portion of the map. There is also some staining on the centerfold as well as some light offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/6/2006