Auction 98, Lot 400

"[Africa]", Honter, Jon Coronensis

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1586 (circa)

Publication: Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschaffer

Color: Hand Color

6.2 x 4.8 inches
15.7 x 12.2 cm

Uncommon Ptolemaic map of the continent. The Nile originates in twin lakes in the Montes Lunae and large mountain ranges dominate the topography. On a full sheet of German text with an illustration of a comet below the map and a medallion portrait on verso, all in original color. Published by Johann Stumpf.


Condition: A

Some discoloration and wormholes in margin.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 3/6/2002