Auction 139, Lot 683

"Aphricae Tabula III", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Northeastern Africa

Period: 1544 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 11 inches
33.8 x 27.9 cm

Classic Ptolemaic map of Northeastern Africa with convoluted mountain ranges, large lakes and rivers. An illustration of a sea monster devouring a man dominates the Mediterranean. A small table at top includes the names of the major cities in Marmarica and a larger legend at bottom notes the major cities in Egypt. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

A few small holes at center have been professionally closed, with a minute amount of map image in facsimile.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/15/2012

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