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Auction 182, Lot 725

"Mauritania", Mela, Pomponius

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1595 (published)

Publication: Pomponii Melae De Orbis Situ Libri III

Color: Black & White

6.1 x 4.8 inches
15.5 x 12.2 cm
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This unusual map of northwestern Africa comes from an edition of Pomponius Mela's geography with maps provided by Heinrich Petri, first published in 1564. This trapezoidal map features exaggerated rivers and rope-like mountains. A lettered key identifies additional locations at bottom.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MELA-1c #2.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few small spots. The left margin is narrow with binding holes, as issued.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 4/28/2021