Auction 136, Lot 568

"Tabu. Nova Helvetiae", Ptolemy/Fries

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1522 (circa)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae…

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 13.8 inches
42.7 x 35.1 cm

This fine woodcut map is one of the earliest modern maps of Switzerland. It was reduced from Waldseemuller's 1513 map from the first modern atlas based on contemporary knowledge. The map is oriented with north at the bottom of the sheet. The title is contained in a banner in the top margin. Blank verso.


Condition: A+

A fine example with wide margins.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 6/1/2011