Auction 130, Lot 657

"Natolia Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1599 (published)

Publication: La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo Allessandriono

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.8 x 7.2 inches
24.9 x 18.3 cm

This Ptolemaic map of Turkey extends to includes Armenia and part of Cyprus. Ankara is named as Anagar, and located in the center Lake Tuz is Acdiriotiri, which perhaps refers to the salt mines that have important to the regions for centuries. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: A+

The binding holes on the centerfold have been neatly infilled.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/2/2009

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