Auction 129, Lot 647

"Tabula Europae IX", Gastaldi, Giacomo

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1548 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia…

Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm

Rare little Ptolemaic map covering the ancient Roman provinces in the Balkans including Illyricum, Macedonia, Moesia, Thracia, Dacia, and Dalmatia. The topographical features such as mountain ranges and river systems are boldly drawn and major cities are located. The map is presented on a trapezoidal projection with mythological figures in the border. Italian text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordinskiold) #214-22.

Condition: C+

There is toning and hairline cracks along the centerfold that are only visible when the map is held up to the light. The paper is stable.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/23/2009