Auction 124, Lot 510

"Claudii Ptolemaei Tabula Germaniae Magnae…", Alting, Mensone

Subject: Germany

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Descriptio Frisiae

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 12.5 inches
42.2 x 31.8 cm

This simple map shows Germany as it was described by Ptolemy. The major rivers, mountains, forests and cities are shown. The title cartouche features scenes of both the native people and Roman soldiers. Mensone Alting was the burgomeister of Groningen and the author of 'Descriptio Frisiae', the first history of the Netherlands.


Condition: B+

A sharp impression on fine laid paper. There are a couple of spots, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/7/2008