"Tabula Europae X", Gastaldi, Giacomo
Period: 1548 (published)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Ptolemeo Alessandrino
Color: Hand Color
6.8 x 5.2 inches
17.3 x 13.2 cm
Rare little Ptolemaic map covering Greece. 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 and is embellished with a large sailing ship and a mythological dragon figure in the left-hand border. Italian text on verso.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #214-24; Zacharakis #1839.
Attractive color with light toning along centerfold, some printer's ink residue, and a few tiny worm tracks along centerfold at top.