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Auction 183, Lot 353

"Tavola Nuova di Prussia et di Livonia", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1561 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 7.1 inches
24.6 x 18 cm
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This Ptolemaic map covers the region from Pomerania to Livonia. It includes a portion of Estonia and coastal detail on the Baltic Sea, with a small section of the island of Gotland at top. The sheet features a stipple engraved sea in the Italian style with pictorial topography and many place names.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #216-24; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.PTOL-10a.

Condition: B+

On a sheet with an anchor watermark and light damp staining that enters the map image at bottom. There is minor toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2021