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Auction 180, Lot 704

"Africa Minor Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino...

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 6.9 inches
24.1 x 17.5 cm
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This Ptolemaic map of northern Africa depicts portions of Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya and extends to include part of the Mediterranean Sea including Malta. The map locates rivers, lakes, spurious mountain ranges, and a forest named Silniofera Silua. Decorated a stippled sea with Italian text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #220-48.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a hint of toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 11/18/2020