"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.
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.