Catalog Archive
Auction 182, Lot 572

"Tabula Europae X", Gastaldi, Giacomo

Subject: Greece

Period: 1548 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Ptolemeo Alessandrino

Color: Black & White

6.7 x 4.9 inches
17 x 12.4 cm
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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+

Light foxing and soiling that is mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021