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Auction 174, Lot 640

"Tabula Asiae IIII", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1562 (published)

Publication: Geographia Cl. Prolemaei…

Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 7 inches
24.6 x 17.8 cm
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This is a slightly enlarged version of Gastaldi's Ptolemaic map of the Middle East. It covers the region from present-day Iraq and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers westward to the Mediterranean Sea and the island of Cyprus, and from southern Turkey and Armenia Maior to Arabiae Felicis Pars. Bedouin encampments are shown in the interior of Arabia Deserta. Latin text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #217-45; cf Laor #622.

Condition: A

A dark impression with minor damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/11/2019