Auction 127, Lot 493

"Tavola Nuova di Prussia et di Livonia", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1561 (published)

Publication: La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo Allessandriono

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.7 x 7.5 inches
24.6 x 19.1 cm

This Ptolemaic map of the region from Pomerania to Livonia, includes a portion of Estonia, and coastal detail on the Baltic Sea with a small section of the island of Gotland at top. The sheet features a stipple engraved sea in the Italian style with pictorial topography and many place names.

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Condition: B+

The centerfold is reinforced on verso with light Japanese tissue and there is faint toning along the fold.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/25/2009

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