Auction 132, Lot 662

"Aphricae Tabula I", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10.2 inches
33 x 25.9 cm

This bold Ptolemaic map covers Mauritania - present-day Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The interior is dominated with convoluted mountain ranges, most of them entirely spurious. The Strait of Gibraltar is marked Columna Herculis (Pillars of Hercules) and a large sailing ship is shown in the Mediterranean.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/2/2010

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