Auction 145, Lot 591

"Tabula Europae IX", Gastaldi, Giacomo

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1548 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Ptolemeo Alessandrino

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.8 x 5.2 inches
17.3 x 13.2 cm

Rare little Ptolemaic map covering the ancient Roman provinces in the Balkans including Illyricum, Macedonia, Moesia, Thracia, Dacia, and Dalmatia. The topographical features such as mountain ranges and river systems are boldly drawn and major cities are located. The map is presented on a trapezoidal projection with mythological figures in the border. Italian text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #214-22.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with light toning along centerfold, minor offsetting, text show-through, and some printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/12/2013

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