Catalog Archive
Auction 98, Lot 398

"Tab. II. Africae Complectens Africam Proprie dictam", Ptolemy/Mercator

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1584 (circa)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 12.1 inches
46.5 x 30.7 cm

Nice Ptolemaic map of Northern Africa with the southern part of Sardinia and Sicily and Malta. The sea is stipple engraved and contains two very fanciful sea monsters. At the lower border are a lion and a leopard with a decorative title cartouche completing the composition.


Condition: B

Several short tears and soiling in margins, well away from the map with some faint soil and tiny stitch holes along centerfold. Original color with cartouche enhanced.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2002