Auction 93, Lot 341

"Tabula Africae IIII", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1562 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm

Great Ptolemaic map of north Africa on a trapezoidal projection with a stippled sea. The Mediterranean countries are illustrated up to Judea, with northern Africa as far as approximately 20 deg. South. The Nile has its beginning in the Mountains of the Moon and the Niger river is prominently featured in the west. Italian text on verso. .

References: Norwich #292

Condition: A

Filled worm track in bottom margin, else fine impression and condition.

Estimate: $250 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/6/2000