Auction 145, Lot 769

"Mauritania Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1574 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Allessadrino…

Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 7 inches
24.4 x 17.8 cm

A very early map of the region. This Italian version of Ptolemy describes many rivers, enlarged lakes, anthill style mountains, and a stipple engraved sea. Italian text on verso.

References: Norwich #313; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #220 [47].

Condition: B

A nice impression with toning along centerfold and several small worm holes in image and in top blank margin.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $115

Closed on 6/12/2013