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Auction 118, Lot 860

"Aphricae Tabula I", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1540 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

This bold Ptolemaic map covers Mauritania - present-day Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The interior is dominated with convoluted mountain ranges, most of them entirely spurious. The Strait of Gibraltar is marked Columna Herculis (Pillars of Hercules) and a large sailing ship is shown in the Mediterranean.

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Condition: A

Minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/6/2007

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