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Auction 197, Lot 677

"Marmarica Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1561 (published)

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 handsome map of eastern Libya and Egypt is from the modern section of Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. It features a number of ancient place names, particularly along the course of the Nile. The map extends east to the Red Sea and shows spurious lakes and rivers in northern Africa. Italian text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #216-36.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with an anchor watermark with a small area of paper weakness at center and a tiny hole to the right of the centerfold only visible when held to light. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 4/24/2024