Auction 130, Lot 591

"Europae Tabula IX", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1564 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 8 inches
24.9 x 20.3 cm

A fine Ptolemaic map that covers the Balkans and includes the strategic Bosphorus. The map, drawn on a trapezoidal projection, is based on Gastaldi. It shows ancient political divisions during the Roman period and is finely engraved with a fully stippled sea.


Condition: A+

A dark impression with wide original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 12/2/2009