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Auction 146, Lot 483

"Tabula Europae III", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: France

Period: 1562 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…

Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 7.3 inches
24.6 x 18.5 cm
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This copper engraved Ptolemaic map of France extends east to include the Rhine and Lake Leman. The Alps and Pyrenees Mountains are clearly shown and major cities are identified. The sea is stipple engraved in the Italian style. Latin text on verso. The plate mark runs off the top edge of the sheet, indicating this was published between 1562-64.


Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with only a hint of toning along the centerfold and marginal soiling. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/4/2013