Auction 145, Lot 596

"Tabula Europae X", Gastaldi, Giacomo

Subject: Greece

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.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with light toning along centerfold, some printer's ink residue, and a few tiny worm tracks along centerfold at top.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/12/2013