Auction 125, Lot 446

"Tabula Europae I", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Britain

Period: 1564 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudia Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm

This classic map is from the Ptolemaic section of the Geografia. The information portrayed on the map was compiled by Ptolemy principally from voyager's reports in the era of 100-150 A.D. Thus the islands are distorted by the characteristic east-west orientation of Scotland. The seas are stipple engraved in the Italian style. First state of the plate. Latin text on verso.

References: Shirley (MCC-94) #67.

Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/24/2008

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