Auction 89, Lot 261

"Mauritania Nuova Tavola",

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1599 (published)

Publication: La Geographgia di Claudio Tolomeo…

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 7.2 inches
24.1 x 18.3 cm

A very early map of the region. This Italian version of Ptolemy describes many rivers, enlarged lakes and mountains. A sea monster decorates the stipple engraved sea. Ref: Norwich #313. The map has a gray overcast due to excess ink on the printing plate.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/8/1999

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