"Tab. I. Africae, in qua Mauritania Tingitana et Caesariensis…", Mercator, Gerard
Subject: Northern Africa
Period: 1584 (circa)
Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia
Color: Hand Color
18 x 12.5 inches
45.7 x 31.8 cm
Attractive Ptolemaic map of Northwestern Africa in Mercator's fine engraving style. The interior includes mountain ranges, rivers and cities, as well as lions, a leopard and an elephant. The map includes the Straits of Gibraltar and is decorated with two sailing ships and a fine strapwork title cartouche including two chubby child-like creatures with wings and fishtails.
Lightly toned with some soil along centerfold and small tears at edge of margins.